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Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) is essential to energy generation, nerve development, blood cell development and the regulations of hormones in the body.

Benefits

– Aids in releasing food energy.
– Keeps mucous membrane linings healthy together with Vitamin A.
– Keeps nervous system, brain, skin, hair and blood cells healthy.
– Essential for iron, pyridoxine, and niacin functions in the body.
– Essential for growth of body during development stages.
– Potential treatment for cheilitis.

Women breastfeeding, substance abusers, people recovering from surgery, people under heavy stress, hyperthyroidism sufferers and people who workout receive noticeable benefits from this vitamin.

Sources

 Natural sources of Riboflavin are bananas, dairy products, eggs, fortified cereals, vegetables, seafood and meat.

Deficiency

Deficiency in Riboflavin can include cracked mouth and tongue, fatigue, depression, and greasy, scaly skin.  There is also some evidence that cataracts may be caused by a deficiency of Vitamin B2.

Recommended Daily Intake

The recommended daily intake for men is 1.3 mg and for women is 1.1 mg.  During pregnancy a dose of 1.4 mg is recommended.


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