Vitamin B 2

Riboflavin, also known as vitamin Bβ‚‚, 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

Angular cheilitis

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.

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