What effect does vitamin B2 have?

Vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin, is a water-soluble vitamin, orange, yellow crystalline powder, naturally exists in celery, yeast, milk, animal liver and meat. Vitamin B2 is the cobase component of dehydrogenase in human body, which can play the role of oxygen delivery in the process of biological oxidation, so as to participate in the metabolism of fat, protein and sugar in the body. Lack of vitamin B2 will cause metabolic disorders in the body and cause inflammatory damage to the skin and mucous membrane, mainly manifested as keratitis, conjunctivitis, keratitis and vulvae.


Specifically speaking, the role of vitamin B2 mainly has the following five aspects:

  1. It can prevent and treat inflammation of cavity mucosa and skin surface such as stomatitis, cheilitis, glossitis, scrotitis and seborrheic dermatitis.
  2. Can promote cell regeneration and body development:
  3. It can promote the normal growth of skin, hair and nails.
  4. It can protect eyesight and relieve eye fatigue
  5. It can promote the absorption of iron by the body to a certain extent. In recent years, with the deepening of vitamin B2 research, vitamin B2 has been found to improve the myocardial blood supply, diuretic detumescence prevention and treatment of tumor and other new effects.


The body does not have a large daily demand for vitamin B2, and a reasonable diet will generally not lack of vitamin B2, but when the diet is not balanced, insufficient intake of vitamin B2 will lead to symptoms of vitamin B2 deficiency. In addition, taking some drugs will also cause vitamin B2 deficiency, such as taking antipsychotic drug propionium, antimalarial drug alpine, anti-cancer drug adriamycin, etc. These drugs will inhibit the oxygen delivery of vitamin B2, so attention should be paid to timely consult the doctor or pharmacist, necessary vitamin B2 drug supplement. Vitamin B2 should be taken after meals, during which high-fat foods and high-fiber foods should be avoided: yellow urine may occur after taking vitamin B2, which is a normal phenomenon, and there is no need to overstress: in addition, vitamin B2 should be stored away from light.