Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for July 31, 2006


I stopped drinking milk on a regular basis when I read it was linked to Allergies. Before that, I used to drink milk all of the time. So then I switched to apple and fruit juices thinking it was healthier. I never really noticed any difference to my allergies after i quit drinking milk but I never went back. Actually, without even knowing it, I was making things worse.

Riboflavin

Fortifying cereals and flours with riboflavin began during World War II, when meats and dairy products, among the best sources of the nutrient, were rationed. But folks who choose to limit their dairy and meat consumption may still be at risk for deficiency. “We’ve done a study that shows there is a correlation between low milk intake and riboflavin deficiency, particularly among African-American youths,” says Dr. Cooperman.

Intestinal bacteria produce varying amounts of riboflavin; this poses some questions regarding different people’s needs for B2 and may minimize the degree of riboflavin deficiency, even with diets low in riboflavin intake. Though there are many deficiency symptoms possible with low levels of B2 in the body, no specific serious deficiency disease is noted for riboflavin, as there is for vitamins B1 and B3 (niacin). Riboflavin-5-phosphate, a form of riboflavin, may be more readily assimilated by some people.

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