Vitamin B2

What is the role of riboflavin or vitamin B2?

The second member of the complex vitamin B family, vitamin B2 or riboflavin, is water soluble and cannot be accumulated in our body. Vitamin B2 needs to be consumed daily because it is an important part of a nutritious diet.

 

 Vitamin B2 :
  • Plays an important role in the energy production in the body.
  • Promotes the production of red blood cells.
  • Controls growth and maturation of reproductive organs and is necessary for normal growth of the body.
  • Protects the digestive tract, supports healthy fetal development, boosts immunity levels, improves mineral absorption and helps to rebuild tissues.
  • Some studies have shown that vitamin B2 may help to slow the progression of AIDS.
  • It may also help to improve your vision and protect your eyes.
  • It may help fight migraine attacks.
  • Can help regulate thyroid activity.
  • Ensures healthy bowel movements.
  • B2 vitamins play a role by supplying antioxidants to fight off free radicals in the body, and may help to prevent cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

 

Lack of vitamin B2 may cause:
  • a feeling of weakness in the body or soreness in other body parts.
  • Swelling in the throat .
  • Blood in deficiency, most particularly, red blood cell deficiency which can progress to anemia in extreme circumstances.
  • Eyesight may suffer if the body lacks in vitamin B2. It may result in bloodshot, blurred vision and light sensitivity and eys may become itchy and start watering.
  • Skin diseases like acne and dermatitis are common.
  • There is a greater probability of throat and mouth infections.
  • Mood can be affected such as frequent irritability and depression.
  • Fatigue 
  • Development of burning feet syndrome.
  • Cervical cancer, a prevalent concern for women who lack vitamin B2.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • The tongue to slowly turn to the color of magenta.
  • Decreased immunity levels.
  • Swelling and fissures.
  • Cracks to begin forming in the corner of your mouth.
Additional Concerns: 
  • Older ones are at a higher risk to suffer from vitamin B2 deficiency. 
    Because some people tend to lose appetite when they get older, the lack of a nutritious diet occurs and it leads the lack of Vitamin B2.
  • Alcoholics also tend to suffer from vitamin B2 deficiency.

You can easily avoid the risk of developing a deficiency of vitamin B2 by making sure to  consume balanced meals.

 

Vitamin B2

(100g/mg)

0.3

0.15

0

0.27

Bunashimeji

0.27

Bunapi

0.18

King Trumpet

0.27

King Trumpet

0.08

lettuce

0.08

tomato

0.03

potato

Buna
shimeji

Bunapi

King Trumpet

Maitake

Lettuce

Tomato

Potato