Vitamin B2 – Riboflavin | Lal Path Lab Noida


It’s essential for:
– Energy production
– Helping the body break down fats, drugs & steroid hormones.
– Converting tryptophan into niacin (Vitamin B3) & Vitamin B6 into a coenzyme that the body needs.

Foods which are rich in riboflavin include:
– Organ meats
– Fortified breakfast cereals
– Oatmeal
– Yogurt and milk
– Mushrooms
– Almonds

Symptoms of riboflavin deficiency – Vitamin B2 deficiency is rare but may occur when a person has endocrine disorder such as thyroid problems or certain other conditions. A person who is deficient in riboflavin may experience:
– Skin disorders
– Sores at the corner of the mouth
– Swelling of mouth and throat
– Swollen and cracked lips
– Hair loss
– Red ,itchy eyes

Having severe riboflavin deficiency can lead to anemia and cataracts. People who are at higher risks of having B2 deficiency include:
– Those following a vegan diet or do not consume dairy products
– Athletes who do not eat meat especially those who do not eat dairy or other animal products.
– Women who are pregnant or lactating especially those who do not consume meat or  dairy products.


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