Vitamin B2 – Riboflavin

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riboflavinRiboflavin is a fluorescent green-yellow vitamin in appearance that can cause our urine to turn bright yellow after taking a multi-vitamin capsule.

Role In Our Body

  • Helps us absorb nutrients from food.
  • Helps regulate the growth of children.
  • Helps maintain health of our eyes.
  • Assists the transport of blood sugar to muscles for energy.
  • Helps our cells obtain oxygen from blood.

Too Little

  • Irritable, Bloodshot eyes. Over-sensitivity to bright light.
  • Dark skin under eyes, red eyelids.
  • Eye cataracts (loss of transparency of lens).
  • Slow growth in children.
  • Insufficient milk in breast feeding mothers.
  • Red greasy skin on face.
  • Cracks at the corners of mouth or on lips.

Too Much

  • No known toxic effects.

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