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Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
By James F. Balch, M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.D.
 
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Function: Energy production, fatty acid and amino acid synthesis

Sources: Organ meats such as liver, milk products, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, eggs, mushrooms, broccoli, asparagus, fish

RDA:

0-0.5 year

0.4 mg

0.5-1 year

0.5 mg

1-3 years

0.8 mg

4-6 years

1.0 mg

7-10 years

1.2 mg

Optimal Intake: 10-15 mg

Deficiency Signs: Cracking at the corners of the mouth, inflamed tongue, reddening of the eyes, vision problems, dermatitis, nerve damage, decreased neurotransmitter production, malformations and retarded growth in children and infants

Toxicity: None reported


 
 
 
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