VITAMIN B2 (Riboflavin) is absolutely necessary for energy production via the breakdown of carbohydrates, fats, and protein. It also plays a vital role in the electron transfer during cell respiration. Without it, energy production would come to a halt.
Moreover, this vitamin is an essential component in the glutathione redox cycle within the detox factory of the liver. Furthermore, it supports the metabolism of uric acid, and thus may decrease the incidence of gout.
Riboflavin (Vit B2) also supports healthy skin and mucus membranes (lining of the mouth, throat, around the eyes, and the intestinal tract, as well as red blood cell production by facilitating iron absorption.
A deficiency in Vit B2 (riboflavin) may result in fatigue (decreased energy production and iron-deficiency anemia), reduced ability to eliminate toxins from the body, as well as skin irritation especially around the mouth, eyes, ears, nose, and genitals. Another sign of Vit B2 deficiency is a smooth, magenta (red-purplish), and painful tongue.