Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)

Functions

  • Helps in energy production
  • Needed to maintain healthy skin and eyes and to produce red blood cells.
  • Maintains good vision.
  • Essential for growth.

Sources

  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Liver
  • Milk
  • Yoghurt
  • Cottage cheese
  • Eggs
  • Meat
  • Poultry
  • Oily fish (mackerel, oil, herring)
  • Peas
  • Beans
  • Fortified breakfast cereals
  • Green vegetables (asparagus, broccoli, brussels sprouts, spinach)

Deficiency

  • Inflammation of the angle of the mouth, red and swollen tongue, swelling of the lips.
  • Eczema
  • Photophobia (an abnormal visual intolerance to light).
  • Burning and itching of eyes.
  • Nerve damage

Toxicity

  • No toxic reactions

Recommended dietary allowances