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Vitamin B2 (a.k.a. Riboflavin) Print E-mail
by Ron Kennedy, M.D., Santa Rosa, CA

Dr. Kennedy B2 is a coenzyme which serves as a catalyst in the metabolism of fats and proteins, as well as carbohydrates. It helps maintain healthy skin and mucous membranes. Sources include dark green vegetables, whole grain and mushrooms. A plentiful supply of B2 results in soft, youthful skin, particularly around the nose and mouth. Cracking (cheilosis) at the corners of the mouth is characteristic of B2 deficiency.



The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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