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.


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Sept. 25, 2010 — The Hokto Kinoko Company to participate in Japanese Food & Restaurant Show

The Hokto Kinoko Company will be showcasing mushroom sushi and other exciting recipes at the 17th Annual New York Mutual Trading Japanese Food & Restaurant Show. This year’s theme is “Innovative Japanese Cuisine: Delicious Cuisine with a Healthy Impact” and will feature new products, recipes, and menus.

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The Hokto Kinoko Company Partners with Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen

Jaden Hair is a television chef, food columnist and award-winning food blogger at Steamy Kitchen. Her culinary consulting and public relations partnership with the Hokto Kinoko Company includes recipe development and dish photography, routine promotions via social media outreach (Twitter, Facebook, etc.), and introducing Hokto’s mushrooms to prominent food bloggers in key markets. Each recipe that Jaden creates for Hokto will be featured on and

Jaden’s first cookbook, The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook: 101 Asian Recipes Simple Enough for Tonight’s Dinner, launched Fall 2009. You can watch her cook twice a month on Daytime Show, syndicated in 120 markets. Jaden is a food columnist for Discovery’s TLC and for Tampa Tribune. She’s addicted to Twitter, and is pretty good at Twittering. Jaden has been featured on the Today Show, CBS Early Show, Martha Stewart Living Radio,,, and was just featured in a 3-page spread in February 2010 issue of Parents Magazine.

Check out Jaden’s Hokto mushroom recipes on our blog, “Recipe Talk.”