Vitamin B2 is a vitamin that is important for converting the food you eat into energy. It also regulates cellular functions and drug metabolism in your body. The recommended daily dietary intake of Vitamin B2 for adults is 1.3 mg (men) and 1.1 mg (non-pregnant women).
You should only take a Vitamin B2 supplement when you have a Vitamin B2 deficiency or are unable to take sufficient Vitamin B2 from your diet. Vitamin B2 deficiency is rare but can cause hair loss, cracked lips, mouth sores, sore throat and itchy eyes. If you are a vegetarian, a person who consumes little milk, or if you are pregnant, you may be at higher risk of Vitamin B2 deficiency.
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