Vitamin G Deficiency

Vitamin G deficiencyDescription, Causes and Risk Factors:

Vitamin G is evidently a substance of coordinate importance with the longer known vitamins as an essential factor in normal nutrition and deprivation or serious shortage of this substance results in wide-spread injury to the body. Conversely, the liberal feeding of this substance may be expected to play a significant part in inducing a better-than-average nutritive condition.vitamin g deficiency

The following foods provide vitamin G:Dairy products.
  • Eggs.
  • Green leafy vegetables.
  • Lean meats.
  • Legumes.
  • Milk.
  • Nuts.
Breads and cereals are often fortified with vitamin G (riboflavin). Fortified means the vitamin has been added to the food.Because riboflavin is destroyed by exposure to light, foods with riboflavin should not be stored in glass containers that are exposed to light.Vitamin G is involved in carbohydrate metabolism as an essential coenzyme in many oxidation-reduction reactions. Riboflavin is essentially nontoxic.

Certain groups of people are at a greater risk being deficient in Vitamin G deficiency. They are individuals with kidney disease who are being treated with dialysis; individuals with absorptions problems; women who are pregnant with more than one fetus; and women are breastfeeding more than one infant. In addition, chronic disease such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes mellitus are known to trigger vitamin G deficiency.

Symptoms:Symptoms may include:
  • Anemia.
  • Mouth or lip sores.
  • Skin disorders.
  • Sore throat.
  • Swelling of mucus membranes.
Other Signs:You have trouble digesting food.
  • You experience dizziness frequently.
  • You have issues with hair loss, skin or vision.
  • You have slow mental responses.
  • You suffer from insomnia.

Vitamin G deficiency should be suspected if characteristic signs develop in a patient with other B vitamin deficiencies. Diagnosis can be confirmed by a therapeutic trial or laboratory testing, usually by measuring urinary excretion of riboflavin.


Vitamin G deficiency can be treated with supplemental riboflavin (0.5 mg/kg body weight per day) until the symptoms disappear. The prognosis (expected cure rate) for riboflavin deficiency is excellent, and it can be prevented by including milk, cheese, yogurt, meat, and/or certain vegetables in the daily diet. Of the vegetables, broccoli, asparagus, and spinach are highest in riboflavin, having a content ratio similar to that of milk, yogurt, or meat.

NOTE: The above information is educational purpose. The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition.DISCLAIMER: This information should not substitute for seeking responsible, professional medical care.


  1. Mrs Ranjani Anderson

    I enjoy natural therapies. I have a persistent wheezing cough for years n cannot get rid of it. Find difficult in breathing. I have lesions on my tongue which I pick. Help please. Hair thinning out n eyesight problems. Any remedies

    • maisteri

      The cough you experience may be caused by the condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The other symptoms may be connected with the vitamine deficiency. However, this is only an assumption.
      Unfortunately, we cannot recommend anything based on your description. You should consult your doctor to have the further examination. Afterwards he will make a diagnosis and propose you the appropriate treatment.

    • margaret conahan

      I take Turmeric Curcumin complex (2) 500 mg plus Black Pepper extract capsules each morning.I have had lung problems breathing and mucus .I would cough till I threw up.
      I read about a study with people who have Cystic Fibrosis and how they take this to help them control the mucus ,it as much as stops it from forming.
      After a week I felt better and I stopped throwing up and the mucus was controlled. This helped me maybe it will help you

      • Dr. Xayan

        If at any stage you are prescribed blood thinners, absolutely reconsider turmeric, as turmeric will increase INR– in other words will make bleeding more likely.

    • Ivy

      Oh my, that cough sounds so familiar! I found out I was allergic to diffused essential oils after my pneumonia diagnosis. I found a salt inhaler for $20 on Amazon, and I’ve been better ever since. It’s like breathing ocean air, and it’s very healing to the lungs. Hope you feel better, and get to the bottom of this.

  2. Sheena

    I have diabetes real bad and i want to get rid of it i need help bad.

    • maisteri

      Diabetes may be controlled effectively with the help of a proper treatment. You should see an endocrinologist who will examine you carefully and prescribe all the required medicines.

  3. Loretta Enrique'z

    I have psoriasis on my elbows I hate and feel embarrassed to were short sleeve makes me feel so depressed and ugly to were sometimes I even think about suicide.

    • maisteri

      There are numbers of medications available for psoriasis treatment. The simplest therapy includes sun exposure, sea bathing, relaxation and moisturizers. Topical corticosteroids, UV-therapy, vitamin D analogues, retinoids and many others are helpful. Consult with your dermatologist to find the suitable treatment. Psoriasis is considered to be closely related to the mental state of the person, therefore, the more worried and depressed you are, the worst is the course of the disease and vice versa. So it is extremely important to get rid of the sad thoughts and enjoy life. We are much more than our appearance, our souls and minds are greater and more important than our bodies, the world is so beautiful and amazing, and every moment is worth living and experience. You are beautiful and every single scar or lesion, wrinkle or birthmark is beautiful!
      If you feel depressed please contact suicide crisis line in your country (you can find one here –

    • Todd

      Do you drink a lot of coffee, tea &/or fizzy drinks? If so limit the amount you drink drastically & instead drink plenty of filtered water. Also, use a moisturiser that is free of parabens, synthetic fragrances, mineral oils, propylene glycol & EDTA. Apply that onto the affected area six or so times each day & you’ll be amazed after a month or two.

    • maisteri

      The best option to prevent vitamin G deficiency is to eat foods rich in vitamin G such as eggs, green vegetables, milk and other dairy product, meat, mushrooms, and almonds. Vitamin supplements, unfortunately, are not the same effective as the vitamin G gained with food.

      • Jennifer

        Yes, your first choice should always be to obtain natural vitamins from organic foods. Free range eggs and NOT “synthetic” eggs. Almonds – buy the best quality available. Most talk about the Mamra almonds from Iran. GNC and Holland & Barrett Stores in the US and UK respectively have all their products which are NOT synthetic, and very very safe to consume!

  4. Dr. Xayan

    Vitamin G? In other words riboflavin or vitamin B2. It would be extremely unlikely, unless someone has had massive amounts of vitamin B9, to have a vitamin B2 deficiency.


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