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Riboflavin Supplements: Free B2 Is Better Than FMN or Riboflavin 5’-Phosphate

What’s the best riboflavin supplement? 🤷‍♂️

For years I thought it was riboflavin 5’-phosphate, also known as flavin mononucleotide (FMN). In this episode, I explain why I know believe it is plain old riboflavin.

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Here’s a massive podcast I did on riboflavin with Alex Leaf, which has 50 scientific references:

https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/2019/02/16/manage-riboflavin-status/

Here are some previous posts on riboflavin:

Your “MTHFR” is Just a Riboflavin Deficiency (written version)

https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/riboflavinmthfr

Your “MTHFR” is Just a Riboflavin Deficiency (video version)

https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/2019/03/26/mthfr-just-riboflavin-deficiency-2/

How to Know If You Need More Riboflavin

https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/lite-videos/2019/06/04/know-need-riboflavin

Sunlight and Tanning Beds Hurt Your Riboflavin Status

https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/lite-videos/2019/06/06/7758

Riboflavin and Tanning Beds for Fungal Infections?

https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/lite-videos/2019/06/11/riboflavin-tanning-beds-fungal-infections

High-Fat Diets Make You Need More Riboflavin

https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/lite-videos/2019/06/13/high-fat-diets-make-need-riboflavin

Exercise and Dieting Make You Need More Riboflavin

https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/lite-videos/2019/06/18/exercise-dieting-make-need-riboflavin

How to Get Enough Riboflavin From Food

https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/lite-videos/2019/06/20/7774

The Best Blood Test for Riboflavin

https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/blog/2019/06/25/best-blood-test-riboflavin

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2 Comments

  1. Dear Chris: Thanks for the info about riboflavin!

    Long ago (75 years) when I was a kid I had riboflavin deficiency. How did I know? I didn’t until the 1960s came along and women’s magazines and certain books began to present information about nutrients. From that base I began to understand the connection between symptoms that I had been curious about since I was a child, and my diet. Fast forward to today when I watched your video about riboflavin; after I finally realized that I should abstain from gluten (about 20 years ago) and “went” low carb as well, my riboflavin deficiency ended.
    I take a list of dietary nutrients that work well for me, and a B supplement is among them because I’ve always read that it’s better to use a “complete” supplement of the B vitamins, but I’m wondering if I should try only riboflavin. I’ve been keto adjusted and for at least 10 years, and–again, at 75– I feel great.
    I really appreciate your video explaining the cleaving relating to riboflavin because I’m inclined to prefer the simplest possible supplements.
    This is just to let you know that I benefited from watching the video and I appreciate your work.

    Thanks.

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