Vitamin B2

Vitamin B2 is a water-soluble vitamin that is also termed as Riboflavin. This vitamin is essential for many cellular aspects and human health, including human growth.

It helps the body break down Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Fats. This allows the body to produce energy and allows oxygen to be used in the body.

Vitamin B2 is also important in Eye Health. There is a belief that a diet high in this vitamin can reduce your risk of developing Cataracts.

Sources

– Food coloring
– Cheese
– Pasta
– Breakfast Cereals
– Baby foods
– Fruit drinks
– Yeast
– Liver
– Kidney
– Eggs
– Milk
– others

Functions

– It is an important aspect of several cofactors
– Helps in metabolism
– Role in energy

Riboflavin deficiency is seen by cracked lips along with red lips.

Toxicity is only seen in injection form where oral medications are not absorbed in large doses.

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