Also known as Vitamin B2

What is so Great about Riboflavin?

Riboflavin is important for body growth and red blood cell production and it also helps to release energy from carbohydrates.

Where can you get it?

Dairy Products, Eggs, Green leafy Vegetables, Lean Meats, Milk, and Nuts

What happens if you don't get enough?

Symptoms of a severe deficiency include: Anemia, Mouth or Lip sores, Skin Disorders, Sore Throat, and Swelling of Mucus Membranes.

What happens if you get too much?

Because riboflavin is a water-soluble vitamin, leftover amounts leave the body through the urine. There is no known poisoning from riboflavin.

More on riboflavin!

Deficiency of riboflavin is not common in the United States because this vitamin is plentiful in the food supply. Because riboflavin is destroyed by exposure to light, foods with riboflavin should not be stored in glass containers that are exposed to light. Riboflavin is a type of B vitamin. It is water soluble, which means it is not stored in the body. You must replenish the vitamin in your body every day.

By Arihant Bohara