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How much riboflavin do I need if I'm pregnant?

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Riboflavin is also known as vitamin B2. You and your baby need it to develop your blood cells, skin, and digestive tract lining. It may also help reduce the risk of preeclampsia. When you're pregnant, you need 1.4 milligrams per day. There is no recommended upper limit for riboflavin, but high doses may turn your urine an orange color. Many foods contain riboflavin, including fortified cereals, nonfat milk, eggs, almonds, spinach, broccoli, chicken, salmon, and beef.

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Linus Pauling Institute: Micronutrient Information Center: "Choline." "Essential Fatty Acids." "Potassium." "Riboflavin." "Vitamin B6." "Vitamin B12." "Vitamin C." "Vitamin D." "Zinc."

March of Dimes: "Omega-3 Fatty Acids During Pregnancy."

National Institutes of Health: Office of Dietary Supplements: "Vitamin B6." "Vitamin B12." "Vitamin C." "Vitamin D." Zinc."

National Library of Medicine: MedlinePlus: "Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)."

United States Department of Agriculture: "DRI Report—Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, and Choline: Chapter 12."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on July 02, 2018

SOURCES:

Linus Pauling Institute: Micronutrient Information Center: "Choline." "Essential Fatty Acids." "Potassium." "Riboflavin." "Vitamin B6." "Vitamin B12." "Vitamin C." "Vitamin D." "Zinc."

March of Dimes: "Omega-3 Fatty Acids During Pregnancy."

National Institutes of Health: Office of Dietary Supplements: "Vitamin B6." "Vitamin B12." "Vitamin C." "Vitamin D." Zinc."

National Library of Medicine: MedlinePlus: "Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)."

United States Department of Agriculture: "DRI Report—Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, and Choline: Chapter 12."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on July 02, 2018

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