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Riboflavin, or vitamin B2, is a water-soluble vitamin responsible for maintaining energy levels, blood cell health, and a healthy metabolism. This essential vitamin also acts as an antioxidant in the body, protecting cell health, and preventing cellular damage.

Vitamin B2 deficiency can lead to all sorts of medical conditions including:

  • Anemia
  • Fatigue
  • Slowed growth
  • Digestive problems
  • Nerve damage
  • Slow metabolism
  • Cracks and sores around the mouth
  • Skin problems
  • Eye problems: sensitivity to light, eye fatigue
  • A sore throat
  • Changes in mood
  • In other words, your body needs vitamin B2 to function properly. If you have sufficient levels of vitamin B2, you will enjoy the following health benefits:

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    1. Maintains even energy levels

    Vitamin B2 plays a major role in metabolism. It is needed for turning the energy from the food we eat—carbohydrates, fats, and proteins—into ATP, which is energy our bodies use for brain, nerve, digestive, and hormone function. Riboflavin helps to maintain a healthy metabolism so that the macro-nutrients from our diets are used in a proper way for lasting energy and healthy functioning of all systems in the body.

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