Vitamin B2 or riboflavin is water-soluble vitamin involved in the processing of carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
The vitamin helps to produce energy from food stuffs. It promotes healthy skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes. It is involved in red cell production and certain steroids and hormones.
Deficiencies produce cracked skin and painful mucous membranes. Reddening of the tongue, eczema and fatigue are also symptoms.
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Vitamin B2 is an important hormone involved in many biochemical roles, including the functioning of nerves and hormones.
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