Vitamin B2 helps the body metabolise carbohydrates, fats, protein and other vitamins. It also aids in tissue formation.

Nutrient Reference Value (NRV)

1.3 mg

Food sources

  • Milk and dairy products
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Organ meats
  • Whole grains

Problems associated with deficiency

  • Oral lesions, cracks and sores
  • Seborrhoeic dermatitis
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Anaemia

Potential benefits at recommended levels

  • Aids in energy utilization from food
  • Needed for vision
  • Helps in red blood cell formation and nervous system functioning
  • Essential for the metabolism of vitamin B6, niacin, folic acid and vitamin K1