HEALTH TIPS : Vitamin-B2 deficiency in the body can be dangerous, do not ignore these symptoms


Vitamin B2 is also known as riboflavin. This vitamin of the B group of vitamins is very important for good health. It helps in digesting food and absorbing nutrients from it. It is also considered important for tissues. Experts say that vitamin-B2 acts like an antioxidant in the body. It helps to make healthy blood cells and increase physical energy. Both its excess and deficiency can cause many damages to the body. Therefore, it is very important to have Vitamin-B2 in the proper amount in the body. It helps in maintaining proper metabolism, keeping eyes and muscles healthy. To avoid vitamin-B2 deficiency, it is necessary to take it daily in your diet. Let us know about the diseases and symptoms caused by the deficiency of this vitamin.

Symptoms of Vitamin B2 Deficiency

swelling of the tongue and sides of the lips

dry lips

darkening of tongue

sore throat


to have a sore throat


itching and burning in the eyes

hypersensitivity to light

hair loss

Vitamin B2 deficiency diseases

Experts say that the deficiency of vitamin-B2 i.e. riboflavin is associated with neurological diseases, anemia, and heart diseases. Along with this, its deficiency can also cause problems like skin eruptions and red eyes. Therefore, it is necessary to make up for its deficiency in the body.

Sources of Vitamin B2

Milk and milk products



meat, chicken

Red chili


peas, mushrooms

Sweet potato




Dry Fruits

What are the disadvantages of taking more Vitamin B2?

Excess of vitamin-B2 in the body can damage the liver. However, such cases are rarely seen. Consumption of foods rich in Vitamin-B2 reduces the chances of its excess in the body. It can harm you if you take an overdose of it in the form of medicine or injection.

Note: Dr. Rajan Gandhi is a highly qualified and experienced General Physician. He has completed his MBBS from GSVM Medical College, Kanpur. After this, he completed his diploma in CH. Presently he is working as Medical Director and Senior Consultant Physician at Cygnus Kulwanti Hospital, Kanpur. He is also a life member of IMA (Indian Medical Association). Dr. Rajan Gandhi has an experience of 25 years in this field.