There are many different vitamin Bs. They each perform their own function and have their own benefits. However, it is best to take them all together in a vitamin B complex.
Vitamin B2 Riboflavin
Vitamin B2 is a water-soluble vitamin. It is important in the growth, development, and function of cells. It turns the food you eat into energy. Vitamin B2 can be depleted by antibiotics and alcohol consumption.
Promotes general health and energy
Important for blood formation, antibody production, cell respiration, and growth
Helps carbohydrates, fats, and protein to be metabolized
Works with vitamin A to maintain mucous membranes in the digestive tract
It helps the tissues in the skin, hair, and nails use oxygen
Gets rid of dandruff
Helps the body absorb iron and B6
Especially important in pregnancy for the development of the fetus
Signs of Deficiency
Eye problems such as being bloodshot, watering, fatigue, burning sensation under the eyelids, loss of distant vision
Mouth problems such as swollen, painful lips, red, painful tongue, cracks and sores around the mouth
Skin problems such as whiteheads and oily skin
Raw, leafy green vegetables
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"Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)." National Institutes of Health. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, n.d. Web.