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Vitamine B2

Constituents

Vitamine B2 = riboflavine

Provenience

- animal: fish, red meat, liver, milk, goat cheese, eggs - vegetable: maple syrup, almonds, yeast

Action

- essential for the biosynthesis of flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD), important coenzyme in the respiratory chain of mitochondria.

Estimated average needs

adult: 2 mg / d child: 0.5-2 mg / d

Deficiency

- inflammation of the lips - dermatitis of the wings of the nose - swollen and purple tongue - conjunctivitis that may go as far as blindness