Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for July 27, 2006

Today I noticed that my tongue was slighty sore and itchy. I check it in the mirror and I have a white mucus on top. I show it to my wife and she thinks it’s thrush. So I stop taking the Brewer’s Yeast and increase the acidophilus.

Found some more information on Riboflavin Deficiency: 

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) is a component of several enzymes necessary for carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism.

Riboflavin is important for flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) and flavin mononucleotide (FMN). These compounds help regulate cellular metabolism through oxidation-reduction reactions.

Sources: Riboflavin is the yellow-green pigment of skim milk and whey. Other sources are meats, nonfat milk and oysters. The vitamin is very sensitive to destruction by light. To protect the vitamin, milk is better distributed to the consumer in packages rather than clear bottles.

Health Issues: A deficiency of riboflavin can result in decreased growth, nervous disorders, degeneration of nerve myelin sheaths, edema and photophobia.

Pharmacokinetics: Vitamin B2 is readily absorbed from the upper gastrointestinal tract, except in the presence of malabsorption syndromes. The extent of gastrointestinal absorption is increased when the drug is administered with food and is decreased in patients with hepatitis, cirrhosis, biliary obstruction.

Vitamin B2 is inactive until phosphorylated to flavin mononucleotide (FMN) in gastrointestinal mucosal cells, erythrocytes and the liver; FMN is converted to another coenzyme, flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD). Free vitamin B2 is present in the retina. In blood, about 60% of FAD and FMN is protein bound.

The biologic half-life is about 66 to 84 minutes following oral or i.m. administration of a single large dose in healthy individuals.

July 27, 2006 - Posted by | Health | , , ,

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