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B2 (riboflavin) Sammy Sweet. What is it? It is easily absorbed micronutrient that has a key role in maintaining human health. Supports energy production.

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1 B2 (riboflavin) Sammy Sweet

2 What is it? It is easily absorbed micronutrient that has a key role in maintaining human health. Supports energy production by helping in the metabolizing of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. It is essential for healthy skin, nails, hair growth and general good health, including regulating thyroid activity Riboflavin is required for the processing of dietary fats, carbohydrates, and proteins to convert these nutrients to energy.

3 What is it in? Meat dairy products dark green vegetables (especially broccoli) Beans and peas

4 How much B2 Do You Need? How Much Riboflavin Do You Need? The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) is 1.3 mg for adults, and this is sometimes referred to as the Daily Allowance or Daily Value. Pregnant women should consume 1.4 mg and breastfeeding women 1.6 mg.

5 What if you are B2 deficient? The symptoms of riboflavin deficiency include: swelling of the lips (cheilosis) ulceration and cracking of the angles of the mouth (angular stomatitisis) oily, scaly skin rashes on the scrotum, vulva, or area between the nose and lips inflammation of the tongue red, itchy eyes that are sensitive to light The nervous symptoms of riboflavin deficiency include:

6 What Happens If You Get Too Much Vitamin B2? Overdose is unknown, but it is thought that an a lot of vitamin B2 may result in numbness, itching, burning or a prickling sensation.

7 What is its importance to athletes? It plays a key role in energy production.

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