Vitamin G Deficiency

Vitamin G deficiency Description, 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


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