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riboflavin-5-phosphate equal dosage to normal B2?

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by douglasmich, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. douglasmich

    douglasmich

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    Hi.

    I have bought a b complex to take once a week. Just wondering what riboflavin-5-phosphate is comapred to normal B2 dosage wise
     
  2. Kathevans

    Kathevans Senior Member

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    From what I've read on the 'B2 I Love You' thread, it is the 'normal' form in most B-complex vitamins, as opposed to FMN, or one of the forms your liver turns it into for use in your body. I've also read that your body can only absorb about 25 mg at a time, that it stays in your body only as long as your pee remains bright yellow, or about 3 hours, and that it is essential for the folate cycle to work well. It also contributes to ATP, and with B12 helps to make carnitine (but I have no idea how that works!).

    Probably more than you wanted to know.
     
  3. douglasmich

    douglasmich

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    Thanks,

    sorry my brainfog is crippling so i probabaly sound like an idiot
     
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    CCC Senior Member

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    This might be asking too much, but is there any chance you might have a source for the claim about B2-->FMN in the liver? No worries if you don't. Some people have a better indexing system than I do.
     
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    Kathevans Senior Member

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