E101a - E101a food additive

Additive: E101a - E101a food additive

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Riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2, is a vitamin found in food and used as a dietary supplement. Food sources include eggs, green vegetables, milk and other dairy product, meat, mushrooms, and almonds. Some countries require its addition to grains. As a supplement it is used to prevent and treat riboflavin deficiency and prevent migraines. It may be given by mouth or injection.It is nearly always well tolerated. Normal doses are safe during pregnancy. Riboflavin is in the vitamin B group. It is required by the body for cellular respiration.Riboflavin was discovered in 1920, isolated in 1933, and first made in 1935. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system. Riboflavin is available as a generic medication and over the counter. In the United States a month of supplements costs less than 25 USD. - Wikipedia

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EFSA evaluation: Scientific Opinion on the re-evaluation of riboflavin -E 101i- and riboflavin-5'-phosphate sodium -E 101-ii-- as food additives. (2013-10-22)

Names: 5'-phosphate sodique de riboflavine, phosphate-5' de riboflavine de sodium, sel monosodique de l'ester du phosphate-5' de riboflavine, sel monosodique de l'ester de hosphate de la vitamine B2, CAS 130-40-5, sel de l'ester monosodique de la riboflavine 5-monophosphatée

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