What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin B2 for an adult:
25 – 300mg
What is the molecular formula:
What does Vitamin B2 do in the body:
Helps in production of energy from foods and the formation of red blood cells.
What foods contain and are a good source of Vitamin B2:
Riboflavin is destroyed by exposure to ultraviolet light, so milk sold in transparent bottles will likely contain less riboflavin than milk sold in opaque containers.
What does a deficiency in Vitamin B2 cause:
What are the symptoms of Vitamin B2 deficiency:
high sensitivity to sunlight
seborrheic dermatitis or pseudo-syphilis
edema of the pharyngeal and oral mucosa
What happens if you overdose on the vitamin:
Riboflavin is not toxic when taken orally, as its low solubility keeps it from being absorbed in dangerous amounts from the gut. Although toxic doses can be administered by injection, any excess at nutritionally relevant doses is excreted in the urine, imparting a bright yellow color when in large quantities. In humans, there is no evidence for riboflavin toxicity produced by excessive intakes, though it helps relieve muscle pain.
What is the scientific name: Riboflavin
When was the vitamin discovered: 1920