What's new with B-2

Ralph L. Samson 73071.20 at COMPUSERVE.COM
Mon Mar 2 15:47:59 EST 1998

Dear immuno bionet readers,
       Vitamin B-2 seems almost the most innocuous of the B vitamins.
Now it seems that relatively large doses may have some additional effects.
In my method for stimulating the liver to produce IGF-1, 300 mg of B-2
seemed to help.  I attributed this to increased protein metabolism to
provide the free amino acids needed by the liver to produce IGF-1.  Just
recently, a study in Belgium used 400 mg daily to achieve some beneficial
effects for migraine sufferers.  I correlated this to a researcher's
concluding that migraine was caused by leakage of protein from blood
vessels.  Perhaps, the extra B-2 was metabolizing proteins that might
be producing the migraine.  All this leads to some speculation.  Can
large doses of B-2 be used to produce beneficial metabolism and break-
down of harmful or undesirable proteins?  Could this be used to break-
down protein protective coatings for visuses and bacteria?  Would this
be helpful with the newly discovered disease that appears to be due to
just a protein, rather than a virus or bacteria?  It sounds very
interesting.  Any thoughts?
Regards, Ralph L. Samson

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