Also known as riboflavin, like B1 this vitamin is essential for correct nervous system functioning and aids the process of energy release from food. It is widely present in a variety of foods. As UV light can destroy this vitamin, it is important for foodstuffs to be kept out of sunlight if possible.
Vitamin B2 is involved in metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, and protein. The clinical manifestations of deficiency are non-specific. Clinical manifestations include mucocutaneous lesions of the mouth and skin, corneal vascularization, anemia, and persona.