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Written by Maff     March 25, 2008    
 
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D-ribose is a simple sugar that the body uses to manufacture a number of important substances such as DNA, RNA and hormones. D-ribose is also a major building block for many chemicals vital for the production of energy by the mitochondria within the cells; these chemicals include NADH, FADH, co-enzyme A, and most importantly ATP which is commonly referred to as the body's 'energy currency'. Every cell uses ATP as its source of energy. Without sufficient D-ribose in the cells ATP cannot be synthesized, and without ATP the body's energy pool cannot be restored.

The body can manufacture new ATP rapidly when D-ribose is supplied. Studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of D-ribose supplementation in heart disease patients since it rapidly increases the energy available to the heart muscle. D-ribose is also of interest in sports medicine since it may improve recovery times in athletes. Like the heart, the skeletal muscles also require vast amounts of energy which D-ribose helps to supply in the form of new ATP.

A number of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) specialists including Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, Dr. Sarah Myhill, and Dr. Paul Cheney use D-ribose with their patients. CFS patients have been shown to have poor cardiac (heart) output and mitochondrial dysfunction. Essentially CFS patients are energy deficient and D-ribose is one way to help the body maintain its supply of energy at optimum levels. Dr. Teitelbaum found in a recent study that D-ribose improved patients' energy by an average of 45%. Mitochondrial dysfunction and low energy/fatigue are a feature of the majority of conditions covered on this site so future research and experience may show that D-ribose is useful in these illnesses too.

 

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After reading articles by the doctors mentioned above as well as some of the research regarding the use of D-ribose in heart disease patients I couldn't wait to try it for myself.

Through reading about the mechanisms by which D-ribose reportedly increases energy in the body I became convinced that it would be of benefit, at least to some degree.

I purchased the Doctor's Best brand which although still quite expensive is great value compared to similar products. I began taking 2.5g of the powder twice per day. Most doctors recommend double this amount to begin with. I found the results to be very good at this low dose so didn't need to up it to 5g.

Although it may take a number of days to experience the benefits of D-ribose I noticed positive results on the very first day. I suffer badly from poor mental energy (lack of motivation, mental sluggishness etc) as much or more than poor physical energy and I would describe the effect from D-ribose as 'a light switch being flipped in my brain'. I experienced improved motivation and ability to begin tasks, improved mood and enjoyment of activities, and a general sense of energy and well-being. This effect was maintained over the following week and I also began to experience improved physical energy and less fatigue both during and after activity.

The only downside I experienced was that after a while I began to feel over-stimulated but this is something that I often experience with any stimulating supplement and is not likely to be an issue for the majority of people. Other than that I didn't experience any other side-effects. Some reviewers elsewhere have reported that the powder has a bad taste but I didn't find this to be the case. It is a mild, sweet tasting powder. I have tasted much worse!

I would cetainly recommend that anyone suffering from CFS or other fatigue related illness give D-ribose a trial as it may produce profound improvements.

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8.2
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Lack of side effects (tolerability)  
 
8.0
Ease of use  
 
8.0
Value for money  
 
7.0
Would you recommend? 
 
9.0
Maff Reviewed by Maff March 25, 2008
Last updated: July 24, 2009
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Rapid improvement in physical and mental energy

After reading articles by the doctors mentioned above as well as some of the research regarding the use of D-ribose in heart disease patients I couldn't wait to try it for myself.

Through reading about the mechanisms by which D-ribose reportedly increases energy in the body I became convinced that it would be of benefit, at least to some degree.

I purchased the Doctor's Best brand which although still quite expensive is great value compared to similar products. I began taking 2.5g of the powder twice per day. Most doctors recommend double this amount to begin with. I found the results to be very good at this low dose so didn't need to up it to 5g.

Although it may take a number of days to experience the benefits of D-ribose I noticed positive results on the very first day. I suffer badly from poor mental energy (lack of motivation, mental sluggishness etc) as much or more than poor physical energy and I would describe the effect from D-ribose as 'a light switch being flipped in my brain'. I experienced improved motivation and ability to begin tasks, improved mood and enjoyment of activities, and a general sense of energy and well-being. This effect was maintained over the following week and I also began to experience improved physical energy and less fatigue both during and after activity.

The only downside I experienced was that after a while I began to feel over-stimulated but this is something that I often experience with any stimulating supplement and is not likely to be an issue for the majority of people. Other than that I didn't experience any other side-effects. Some reviewers elsewhere have reported that the powder has a bad taste but I didn't find this to be the case. It is a mild, sweet tasting powder. I have tasted much worse!

I would cetainly recommend that anyone suffering from CFS or other fatigue related illness give D-ribose a trial as it may produce profound improvements.

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