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Ribose (also known as d-ribose) forms part of the Acetyl-Co-Enzyme-A molecule and is an essential part of the Kreps energy cycle, responsible for the release of energy in the form of ATP. Ribose is a powerful heart energising glyconutrient and also helps in the management of chronic fatigue syndrome, exhaustion and fibromyalgia. Because of its involvement in the release of energy from carbohydrates and fats, it is also useful for enhancing athletic and exercise performance.
100% pure d-ribose powder
Store in a cool dry place below 25°. Keep out of the reach of children.
Ribose is rate-limiting in the production of phosphoribosyl-pyrophosphate (PRPP), precursor for the salvage and de-novo adenine nucleoside pathways which maintain adenine, ADP, and AMP levels for the resynthesis of ATP. High energy bonds of ATP are the direct source for myocardial contractions. Evidence suggests that exogenous ribose increases the amount of PRPP available for the de-novo synthetic pathway and ultimately resulting in the repletion of ATP levels in the myocardium. Athletes who supplement with ribose have been shown to have lower depletion of ATP after exercise.
Adults and children over 12 years of age: Take half to 1 level teaspoon (1,5 – 3g ) twice daily, stirred into water or juice. Children under 12 years of age: Take half a level teaspoon daily. Can be taken with meals or on an empty stomach. Ribose can absorb moisture from the atmosphere. Therefore keep containers tightly closed, store in a dry place and use within 4 months of opening.
Do not exceed recommended dosages unless on the advice of a health care provider. Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. If you are on any medication or suffering from any medical condition, it is advisable to seek medical advice before starting any new medicine, supplement or remedy.
Ribose can cause diarrhoea, decreased blood glucose levels, gastro-intestinal discomfort, nausea and headache.
There are no known contraindications.
Antidiabetes medication and insulin: Theoretically, ribose may increase the hypoglycaemic effect of insulin and sulfonylureas, biguanides, alfa-glucosidase inhibitors, thiazolidinediones, meglitinides and others.
Diabetes: In theory ribose should be avoided in individuals with diabetes since it may interfere and enhance the glucose lowering effects of insulin or oral anti-hyperglycemic agents. Surgery: Ribose might affect blood glucose levels and may affect glucose control during and after surgery. Individuals should discontinue ribose at least 2-weeks before elective surgery.
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
Safety in pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been established.