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  • D-Ribose is a naturally occurring five carbon sugar.
  • Ribose is used by all the cells of the body and is an essential compound in energy metabolism.
  • Ribose is also the carbohydrate backbone of genetic material, DNA and RNA, certain vitamins and other important cellular compounds.
  • D-Ribose is made by converting glucose,or corn sugar, into ribose by fermentation processes.
  • Previously cited studies show that ribose increases the rate of ATP and energy recovery after strenuous exercise or hard work.
  • It is an essential ingredient in stimulating natural energy production.Ribose promotes cardiovascular health, reduces cardiac stress associated with strenuous activity and helps athletes reach new heights, ribose helps hearts and muscles maximize energy recovery.
  • Ribose shortens the time needed by heart and muscle tissue to replace energy that is lost through vigorous exercise.
  • Ribose increase power and endurance, and reduce fatigue.
  • Ribose is safe and increase the effect of creatine.


  • Speeds energy recover*
  • Increases energy reserves*
  • Builds ATP in heart and muscle*
  • Relieves post-exertional muscle cramping and soreness*
  • Increases athletic performance*
  • Increases the hypoxic threshold of tissue*
  • Increases cardic effenciency and lowers stress during exercise.*
  • Improves physical performance*
  • Decreases free radical formation during exercise*


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  2. Wagner DR, U Gresser, N Zollner. Effects of oral ribose on muscle metabolism during bicycle ergometer in AMPD deficcient patients. Ann Nutr Metab, 35:297-302, 1991
  3. Zarzecny R, JJ Brault, KA Abraham, CR Hancock, RL Terjung. Influence of ribose on adenine salvage after intense muscle contractions. J Appl Physiol, 91:1775-1781, 2001
  4. Brault JJ, RL Terjung. Purine salvage to adenine nucleotides in different skeletal muscle fiber types. J Appl Physiol, 91:231-238, 2001
  5. Gallagher PM, DL Williamson, MP Godard, J Witter, SW Trappe. Effects of ribose supplementation on adenine nucleotide concentration in skeletal muscle following high-intensity exercise. Med Sci Sport Exc,(5 suppl),2001.
  6. Skadhauge-Jensen L, J Bangsbo, Y Hellsten. Availabillity of ribose is limiting for ATP reynsthensis in human skeletal muscle after high-intensity training. Med Sci Sport Exc, 33(5 suppl), 2001.
  7. Wagner DR, N Zollner. McArdle’s disease: Successful symptomatic therapy by high dose oral administration of ribose. Klin Wochenschr 69:92, 1991.
  8. Zollner N, S Reiter, M Gross, D Pongratz, CD Reimers, K Gerbitz, I Paetzke, T Deufel, G Hubner. Myoadenylate deaminase deficiency: Succesful symptomatic therapy by high dose oral administration of ribose. Klin Wochenschr 64:1281-1290, 1986.
  9. Patten BM. Beneficial effect of D-ribose in patient with myoadenylate deaminase deficiency. The Lancet, May:1071, 1982.
  10. Williamson DL, MP Goddard, SW Trappe. Effects of ribose supplementation on performance during repeated high-intensity cycle sprints. Med Sci Sport Exc, 33(5 suppl), 2001
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  12. Seifert JG, A Subudhi, M-X Fu, Kl Riska, JC John. The effects of ribose ingestion on indices of free radiacal production during hypoxic exercise. Free Rad Biol Med, 33(Suppl 1):S269, 2002
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  14. Bierman EL, EM Baker, IC Plough, WH Hall. Metabolism of D-ribose in diabetes mellitus. Diabetes, 19(10):11-16 1970.
  15. Zimmer H-G, H Ibel. Ribose accelerates the repletation of the ATP pool during recovery from reversible ischemia of the rat myocardium. J Mol Cell Cardiol, 16:963-866, 1984.

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