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Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin)

Functions of vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin)


·         It is required for the metabolism of carbohydrate, fat and protein (amino acids)

·         Aids in the formation of antibodies and red blood cells

·         Maintains cell respiration

·         Necessary for the maintenance of good vision, skin, hair and nails

·         Alleviates fatigue

·         Promotes general health

·         Needed to activate vitamin B-6

·         Helps with the absorption of iron and vitamin B-6

·         Assist the adrenal gland


Deficiency symptoms of vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin)


·         Cracks and sores at the corner of the mouth

·         Inflammation of the mouth and tongue

·         Skin lesions

·         Dermatitis

·         Hair loss

·         Poor digestion

·         Retarded growth and slow mental responses have been reported

People with an increased risk of vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin) deficiency


·         When consuming alcohol regularly

·         When using antibiotics

·         Woman on the pill


Food sources of vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin)


·         Liver

·         Nuts

·         Cheese

·         Eggs

·         Milk

·         Green leafy vegetables like broccoli

·         Fish

·         Legumes


Best results if used with:


·         Rest of the B group vitamins

·         Vitamin C

·         Also note that intake of vitamin B-2 must be balanced with vitamin B-6


Recommended dietary allowance for vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin)


·         Adult male                           1.3 milligrams               

·         Adult female                        1.1 milligrams

·         Children (under 8)                 0.6 milligrams


Biozest supply vitamin B-2:        0.9 milligrams per 500 ml ready to drink


Toxicity symptoms of vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin)


·         Toxic side effects is uncommon


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