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Vitamin B2 Ribofl avin

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Vitamin B2 Ribofl avin

  • Required for energy metabolism, enzyme reactions, vision, and skin/hair/nail health; functions as an antioxidant; activates vitamin B6, niacin, and folate.
  • May play a role in preventing migraine headaches and cataracts.
  • Defi ciency occurs in alcoholics, the elderly, and those with poor diets.
  • Symptoms of deficiency include sore throat; redness/swelling of the mouth, throat, tongue, lips, and skin; decreased red blood cell count; and blood vessel growth over the eyes. Defi ciency may impair iron absorption and increase risk of pre-eclampsia in pregnant women.
  • Drugs that deplete vitamin B2: antibiotics, chlorpromazine, amitriptyline, adriamycin, and phenobarbitol.
  • Most people get adequate ribofl avin from diet and/or a multivitamin.

  • Food Sources : Dairy, whole grains, meat, eggs, dark green vegetables, fortifi ed cereals
  • Adequate Intake : (mg/day)
    Men = 1.3
    Women = 1.1
    Pregnancy = 1.4
    Lactation = 1.6
  • Upper Limit : Not determined
  • Side Effects : No adverse effects known with food or supplements


  • Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid
    Vitamin B1 Thiamine
    Vitamin K
    Biotin
    Vitamin B5 Pantothenic Acid
    Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine
    Vitamin B3 Niacin
    Folate Folic Acid
    Vitamin B2 Ribofl avin
    Vitamin D
    Vitamin A
    Vitamin E
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