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The Nutrition Centre

Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin

 

Vitamin B2 is Good For

 

broccoli, source of riboflavinRiboflavin, is one of eight water-soluble B vitamins. Like its close relative vitamin B1, riboflavin plays a crucial role in certain metabolic reactions, particularly the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar, which is "burned" to produce energy. Together, the eight B vitamins, often referred to as B complex vitamins, are also essential in the breakdown of fats and protein. In addition, B complex vitamins play an important role in maintaining muscle tone along the lining of the digestive tract and promoting the health of the nervous system, skin, hair, eyes, mouth, and liver.

 

Sources of Vitamin B2

 

The best sources of riboflavin include brewer's yeast, almonds, organ meats, whole grains, wheat germ, wild rice, mushrooms, soybeans, milk, yogurt, eggs, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and spinach. Flours and cereals are often fortified with riboflavin.

 

Vitamin B2 Deficiency

 

Symptoms of riboflavin deficiency include fatigue; slowed growth; digestive problems; cracks and sores around the corners of the mouth; swollen magenta tongue; eye fatigue; soreness of the lips, mouth and tongue; and sensitivity to light. Riboflavin is an important nutrient in the prevention of headache and some visual disturbances, particularly cataracts. 

 

 
 
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