Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) is a water soluble vitamin that is an important component of the cofactors FAD and FMN. The flavoproteins contribute to many cellular reactions, including the metabolism of several other vitamins.
Deficiency is not reported but may be present with deficiencies of other B vitamins.
Interestingly, it was formerly known as vitamin G.
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