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Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Essential For These Functions:
Best Known Food Sources:
Synergistic Nutrients:
Deficiency Symptons:
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     Vitamin B2 or Riboflavin is the first fat-soluble vitamin to be identified. It is an orange-yellow, crystalline substance that gives watery mediums (including urine) a yellow-green flourescent glow. It is a component of two enzymes: flavin mononucleotide and flavin adenine dinucleotide. Vitamin B2  is needed for proper conversion of tryptophan to niacin and for transformation and activation of a number of other vitamins, notably pyridoxine, folic acid, and vitamin K. It is necessary for the breakdown of corticosteroids, red blood cells and glycogen.
     Major food sources for vitamin B2 are skirt steaks, salmon, low-fat milk, mushrooms and spinach.  Symptons of  deficiency include but not limited to are Alopecia (spotty hair loss) depression and deterioration of personality, sores of the angle of the mouth, and glossitis(smooth, red, painful tongue). In experimental animals, deficiency of riboflavin causes congenital malformation.
1.3 mm-cereals, yeast, low-fat milk, eggs, leafy green vegetables, lean meat, skirt steaks, salmon
Healthy skin, Tissue repair, Antibody and red blood cell formation
Vitamins A, Niacin, liver, milk, eggs, green vegetables, mushrooms, B-complex
Cracks at mouth corners, sore tongue, light sensitivity to eyes, dry skin
Alcohol, caffeine, sugar, tobacco, Physical and mental stress deplete this nutrient
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