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15. OPTIC SYSTEM
Vitamin B2 is vital for the optic system as it promotes cell respiration and the body’s use of oxygen and the recycling of enzymes that protect the body from oxidation.
A deficiency of B2 may result in cataracts, sensitivity to light, blurred vision, itching eyes, burning sensation in eyes and dimness of vision.
17. SKIN SYSTEM
Vitamin B2 is required for healthy skin condition as it promotes cell respiration and cellular growth. A deficiency of B2 may result in conditions such as cracked skin near the corners of the mouth, dermatitis, acne, oily skin, peeling skin and sore lips, tongue and mouth.
A deficiency may also contribute to baldness and weight loss. Alcohol, stress and excess physical exertion can lead to a deficiency, while antibiotics, the pill and various drugs cause a loss of vitamin B2.
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2. DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
Vitamin B2 is required for the secretion of protein digestive enzymes and the absorption of numerous nutrients. Vitamin B2 promotes the supply and conversion of other B vitamins such as B3, B6 and folate plus vitamin K into an active form
Vitamin B2 is essential for the production of energy from carbohydrates, proteins and lipids. It attaches to protein enzymes and promotes oxygen and energy production especially in the heart and skeletal muscles. Riboflavin, or vitamin B2, is stable to heat and cooking, acids and air but it is destroyed by light and alkalis. Processing destroys over 70% of the original
B2 content. B2 protects against baldness, anaemia, migraine and lack of energy. It is vital during pregnancy and lactation and for children’s growth and development.
NOTE: All amounts in this blog are measured in milligrams (mg) per 100 grams, unless stated otherwise.