Riboflavin
What is riboflavin?
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) functions as a coenzyme in numerous redox reactions.

What happens if I have a deficiency in riboflavin?
Ariboflavinosis in humans causes sore throat, hyperemia and edema of the pharyngeal and oral mucous membranes. Other symptoms include angular cheilitis (lesion on the corner of the mouth), glossitis (magenta tongue); seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff) and anemia.

What happens if I have excess riboflavin?
Excess riboflavin intake from food is not associated with any health risk. This does not mean there is no potential for adverse effects resulting from high intake.

 

Source: DRI for Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, and Choline (1998)

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