Vitamin Riboflavin B2

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Vitamin Riboflavin B2
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Vitamin Riboflavin B2
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  1. Other names for Riboflavin?
    B2
  2. Functions of Riboflavin?
    • part of coenzyme for metabolism of energy nutrients (help to release energy from food)
    • phosphorus is needed for absorption of riboflavin
  3. Riboflavin deficiency?
    • Cheilosis---cracks at the corners of the mouth
    • Glossitis--infection of the tounge
  4. Riboflavin Disease?
    Ariboflavinosis
  5. Riboflavin sources?
    • animal sources are best: milk, (best free source), liver heart, eggs, and lean meat
    • bound sources
  6. Characteristics of Riboflavin?
    • yellow in color
    • water soluble
    • easily destroyed in light
    • bound form in vegetables and meat, free form in milk

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