Riboflavin, also known as vitamin B₂, is a vitamin found in food and used as a dietary supplement.
Benefits of Vitamin B2
It is required by the body for cellular respiration.
It is needed for growth and overall good health.
It helps the body break down carbohydrates, proteins and fats to produce energy .
It allows oxygen to be used by the body.
Food sources include eggs, green vegetables, milk and other dairy product, meat, mushrooms, and almonds.
Deficiency of Vitamin B 2 cause
Cheilosis – crack in the lips
High sensitivity sunlight
Glossitis – Inflammation of the tongue
Seborrheic dermatitis or Pseudo-syphillis ( particularly affecting the scrotum or labia majora and the mouth )
Pharyngitis -Sore throat
Edema of the pharyngeal and Oral mucous membrane.