vitamin B2, have you tried it?


Posted by melissal , Apr 18,2002,09:11   Archive
Some of the typical deficiency symptoms are: photophobia, lacrimation, blepharospasm, vascularization of cornea; cheilosis, stomatitis, dysphagia, seborrheic dermatitis, body weight loss, suppression of growth.



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Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Apr 18,2002,09:28 Top of Thread Archive
I have taken a vitamin B complex supplement for years twice daily. It has 50mg of B2 in it as well as the other B vitamins. I took it for many years before developing Blepharospasm and have continued it.

Shirley in Arkansas

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Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Apr 18,2002,16:08 Top of Thread Archive
Do they ACTUALLY mention blepharospasm as a symptom of deficiency? which one is that, now, the niacin, riboflavin or thiamin?



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Posted by melissal , Apr 18,2002,16:31 Top of Thread Archive
www.sopharma.com/categories/101/10117vitamin_b2.html

"ACTION:
Vitamin B2 (lactoflavin, riboflavin), after phosphorylation, participates in many enzyme systems (flavoproteins), regulating the oxidative processes in cells: Warburg's yellow respiratory enzyme, cytochrome reductase, aminoacid oxidase, xanthoxidase, diaminooxidase, etc. It facilitates the carbohydrate, lipid and amino acid metabolism. It plays a certain role in the metabolism of iron and porphyrin. It improves the growth of young people, intensifies the resynthesis of visual purple and the hematopoietic function of the organism, has a protective effect against allergic reactions and injuries of the digestive canal mucosa. Some of the typical deficiency symptoms are: photophobia, lacrimation, blepharospasm, vascularization of cornea; cheilosis, stomatitis, dysphagia, seborrheic dermatitis, body weight loss, suppression of growth.

PHARMACOKINETICS:
Riboflavin is well absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract and is evenly distributed in the different tissues and organs, the highest concentrations being established in the cornea and lens of the eye. Its half-elimination time is about 5.5 days. The drug is excreted with the urine, unchanged or as riboflavin-5-phosphate.

INDICATIONS:
Hypo- and avitaminosis B2, dermatosis in little children due to unbalanced nutrition (mainly milk and carbohydrates), chronic enteritis, disturbance in fat absorption (steatorrhea); celiac disease, sprue, porphyrinuria, Plummer-Vinson syndrome, secondary anemia, allergic states, disturbances in the growth of breast-fed infants, conjuctivitis, iritis, accomodation disturbances, blepharospasm, hemeralopia, stomatitis, labial rhagades.

SIDE EFFECTS:
The drug is very well tolerated. No evidence has been found about B2 hypervitaminosis.

DRUG INTERACTIONS:
No clinically significant interactions between drugs simultaneously administered with Vitamin B2 have been reported in the available literature.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:
In lighter cases for adults: 0.005-0.01-0.02 g daily for 10-15 days (orally or intramuscularly); in severe cases - intravenously.
Children - 1/2 to 1 filmtablets of 1 mg and 5 mg.

MEDICINAL FORM AND PACKAGE:
Packages with 10, 50 and 100 ampoules of 10 mg/2 ml (0.5 %).
Packages with 20 filmtablets of 1 mg and 5 mg.

STORAGE:
At moderate temperature (15-30 C), in a place protected from direct sunlight."


Vitamin B2 is riboflavin, but I don't know if they mean just closing your eyes because you get sensitive to light or repeated winking.

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Posted by Linda in CA (Linda Tuttle,Linda in CA), Apr 18,2002,20:42 Top of Thread Archive
This was really fascinating! Thank you.
I think I will do more research on this. However, I only wish that my fat cells would not absorb as much as they do, but maybe this is one of those situations, like many of the meds - you might gain wieght or lose weight from the same med. Of course is there is a choice, my body always seems to opt for the gaining. Oh well! Life goes on in the slow lane for Linda in CA



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Posted by Shanasy in IL , Apr 18,2002,21:39 Top of Thread Archive
GOOD RESEARCH!!! Glad to hear someone else out there is actively looking for answers. I hope you will pursue this and post or email me (address above) with anything further that you find out. I spend alot of time researching and trying new things.

Shanasy "Never stop looking for your own answers"




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Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Apr 20,2002,13:24 Top of Thread Archive
Thanks for all that intense chemical knowledge!! I still find it VERY interesting that they actually use the word blepharospam when as some on this bb could not even find it cross referenced with dystonia. Are vitamin B2 and magnesium interrelated at all? Maybe a pharmacist phd would know.



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Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Apr 20,2002,14:46 Top of Thread Archive
Thanks for the information, Melissal. I have printed it out and will send to my neurologist, asking if there could be benefit for me to take it for the photosensitivity.

Sally in North Idaho who likes dark days!




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Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Apr 21,2002,13:04 Top of Thread Archive
oh sorry, You're the one who posted this info? Does this mean whoever did this study has noticed blepharospasm in children?? Maybe in the malnourished , due to lack of it in the diet or inability to absorb it?if untreated, could this lead to blindness, strabismus, or other problems? Does riboflavin work in conjunction with folic acid?



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