Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for July 21, 2006

It’s an hour before my doctor’s appointment and I use google one last time to see if I can find anything. Because of the positive effect of Benfotamine, I’m convinced that that I have something reducing the nerve sheaths in my head.

And with one quick search I come across the answer:

Effects of riboflavin deficiency on nerve fibers

Ultrastructural studies indicate that riboflavin deficiency induced by either dietary restrictions alone or with the addition of the antagonist galactoflavin severely affects the structural integrity of myelin lamellae. The degenerative process induced by riboflavin deficiency is time dependent. Nonmyelinated nerve fibers are not affected ultrastructurally by the deficiency. Cellular organelles of both myelinated and nonmyelinated nerve fibers remain intact and presumably functional.

Now it’s making a lot of sense. The B2 deficiency is causing the reduction of the myelin nerve sheaths and I need the extra B1 to build it up again. HOLY COW! Wait until I present this to my doctor!! I can’t believe it!!

I must admit I was a litle nervous about seeing my regular doctor. With the new research I found this morning, I’ll go the angle of a vitamin B2 deficiency, explain about Benfotamine and see if he can prescribe the fat soluble version called Riboflavin Tetrabutyrate.

Form in Dietary Supplements

What forms of vitamin B2 are found in dietary supplements?

Riboflavin is found in its simplest chemical form in most dietary supplements. However, when active in the body’s metabolic pathways, this vitamin usually takes the form of flavinadenine dinucleotide (FAD) or flavin mononucleotide (FMN). Both of these forms of vitamin B2 are water-soluble. One fat-soluble version of the vitamin, called riboflavin tetrabutyrate, has also been the subject of experimentation in treatment of riboflavin-related disorders, but is not widely available as a dietary supplement.

Nutrient Interactions

How do other nutrients interact with vitamin B2?
Vitamin B2 status is strongly affected by intake of vitamin B1. Adequate supplies of vitamin B1 can help increase levels of vitamin B2. However, very high levels of vitamin B1 intake can increase the loss of vitamin B2 in the urine. Other nutrients, especially iron, zinc, folate, vitamin B3 and vitamin B12 are not fully available in the body without adequate supplies of riboflavin.

Riboflavin assists in turning fats, sugars, and protein into energy. Riboflavin is needed to repair and maintain healthy skin. Riboflavin also assists in regulating bodily acidity. There are no diseases associated with a riboflavin deficiency. However, riboflavin deficiencies commonly accompany other vitamin deficiencies.

I’ve noticed for a while now that my itchy eyes are getting worse. I have to use eye drops at least five and six times a day. They have always been itchy and red but never like this. The vitamin A made a huge difference so why are my eyes so itchy? I think it’s linked to the high doses of Benfotamine and how it can actually cause an increase loss of B2 in the urine. I’ll cut down using the Benfotamine and see if that makes a difference.

Last weekend I picked up some vegetables for trying in my new juicer. It was a bit of work to get a little bit of juice but I enjoyed it. I made veggie juice from 1 cubumber, 1 beet, 2 stocks of celery and a bunch of baby carrots. Really nice sweet taste and it was better than I thought it would be.

July 21, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , | Leave a comment


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