Vitamin B2‘s scientific name is riboflavin and it is part of the water-soluble vitamin family, which means the body is not able to store great amounts of this vitamin.

This vitamin is used in different reactions as a coenzyme e.g. the normal cell functions and growth.

A vitamin B2 deficiency causes a lot of non-specific symptoms like open corners of one’s mouth.

The daily recommend intake for men are 1,4 mg and for women 1,1 mg.

Animal products are rich in vitamin B2 (especially liver). Broccoli, spinach and avocado are a great plant source of vitamin B2!