RIBOSE is a bioactive ingredient that energizes functional
foods, beverages, and nutraceuticals. Ribose is the vital structural
backbone of critical cellular compounds called purines and pyrimidines.
Our bodies must have an adequate supply of purines and pyrimidines to
form major cellular constituents such as our genetic material (DNA and
RNA), numerous cofactors, certain vitamins, and, importantly, adenosine
triphosphate (ATP), the "energy currency" of the cell. Ribose is the
starting point for the synthesis of these fundamental cellular
compounds, and the availability of ribose determines the rate at which
they can be made by our cells and tissues.
RIBOSE is unique in this metabolic role.
No other compound - whether bioactive ingredient or ethical drug - can
replace ribose in the important job of regulating the metabolic
processes involved in synthesizing purines and pyrimidines. And,
without these vital structural components, our bodies would quickly run
out of energy, could not make proteins, and our cells would lose the
ability to replicate.
RIBOSE is safe, clinically proven to be effective, and is
protected by a family of patents covering all known uses of ribose in
nutrition and medicine. Although RIBOSE is a five-carbon
monosaccharide, it does not raise blood sugar, making it a good
carbohydrate to use in food and beverage formulation. RIBOSE
is highly soluble in either hot or cold solutions and tastes slightly
Whether products are designed to fight fatigue, help offset the effects
of aging, increase physical performance, overcome the pain and soreness
resulting from muscle overexertion and energy drain, or simply to add
energy to active lifestyle products, RIBOSE adds value.
For some, high-intensity exercise may mean daily training for a
marathon, 10-K, or triathlon. For others, it may mean walking to the
mailbox, climbing a flight of stairs, or a day at the mall. For most of
us, though, it simply means stressing our muscles beyond their normal
Regardless how we individually define
high-intensity, the effect on our bodies is the same. Intense exertion
taxes our muscles to stay energized. The resulting energy demand/supply
mismatch leads to a drain in energy, depleting the cellular energy
pool. This loss of cellular energy is a disaster because re-supplying
this energy is slow and metabolically costly.
RIBOSE accentuates the bodys natural process of energy
synthesis. It helps to reduce the loss of energy during stress and
accelerates energy and tissue recovery.
Through this action, RIBOSE helps muscles regenerate lost
energy and potentially minimize any physiological consequences of this
energy depletion situation. Whether running a marathon in under three
hours or a daily workout session designed to keep your heart and
muscles healthy, RIBOSE can help keep your muscles energized
and feeling strong.
Heart Health and
Other Related Health Benefits
The heart's ability to maintain energy is limited by one thing: the availability of RIBOSE.
- Ribose increases tolerance to cardiac stress.
- Ribose improves exercise tolerance and physical function.
- Ribose provides cardiac energy needed to maintain normal heart function.
- Ribose increases cardiac efficiency and lowers stress during exercise.
- Ribose maintains healthy energy levels in heart and muscle.
Ribose is the most fundamental energy source your body can have.
Unless our hearts have an adequate supply of ribose, they simply cannot
satisfy their astonishing energy demand.
Our bodies make
ribose naturally, but in times of stress the need is greater than our
supply to satisfy the loss of energy from our cells. That is why
supplementing with RIBOSE is so critical.
Ribose is also an important factor for heart function and helps
maintain healthy stroke volume during and after high intensity exercise.
Ribose is the perfect ingredient for any heart health product or
Ribose as a Quality
TM is a natural, functional ingredient that delivers a
unique way to restore and sustain energy. Our patented and
clinically-proven ingredient reduces fatigue, muscle pain, and
stiffness. Because RIBOSE is a naturally occurring carbohydrate already
found in our cell structure, it's safe for your product and consumer.
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- Delivers 5,000 mg of pure d-ribose per one-teaspoon serving.
- Safe and proven effective by many clinical and laboratory studies.
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(5,000 mg) pure d-ribose
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to your questions:
What is ribose?
D-Ribose (or simply ribose) is a simple, 5-carbon monosaccharide, or
pentose sugar. It is used by all the cells of the body and is an
essential compound in energy metabolism. Ribose also provides the
structural backbone of our genetic material, DNA and RNA, certain
vitamins and other important cellular compounds.
Who needs supplemental ribose?
needs ribose. It is an essential ingredient in stimulating natural
energy production. Research has shown that ribose promotes
cardiovascular health, reduces cardiac stress associated with strenuous
activity and helps athletes reach new heights. Ribose helps hearts and
muscles maintain healthy energy levels, and it accelerates energy
recovery when tissues are stressed by strenuous exercise, overwork, or
disease. Whether you are a trained athlete, a weekend warrior or are
concerned about your cardiovascular health, ribose may help give the
energy boost your body needs.
How is ribose made in the body?
the necessary compounds for life are made in the body through a series
of complicated biochemical metabolic pathways. Ribose is no different.
In the body, ribose is made from glucose (a simple 6-carbon sugar)
through a metabolic pathway called the Pentose Phosphate Pathway (PPP)
or Hexose Monophosphate Shunt (HMS). Unfortunately, in heart and muscle
cells important enzymes that regulate the activity of this pathway are
lacking. As such, forming ribose in heart and muscle cells is a slow
process. This delay in ribose synthesis in heart and muscle tissues
also delays energy recovery when energy pools have been depleted by
disease or exercise.
How does the body derive cellular energy from ribose?
physiologically functional form of ribose, called
5-phosphoribosyl-1-pyrophosphate (PRPP), regulates the metabolic
pathway that synthesizes energy compounds in all living tissue. This
pathway is called the Purine Nucleotide Pathway (PNP). If PRPP is not
available in sufficient quantity, energy synthesis slows and tissue
recovery is delayed.
How does taking supplemental ribose aid in increasing cellular energy?
the cellular energy pool is depleted by disease, overwork, or exercise
it must be replaced. PRPP is required to stimulate the metabolic
pathway used by the body to replenish these energy pools. Supplemental
ribose bypasses the slow and rate limiting Pentose Phosphate Pathway,
forms PRPP very quickly, and accelerates the process of energy
What will ribose do for someone concerned about cardiovascular health?
medical studies conducted in the U.S. and Europe have shown that energy
levels in the heart can be dramatically lowered by exercise, decreased
blood flow associated with certain cardiac diseases, or by changes in
normal cellular energy metabolism. Depleted cardiac energy stores may
be associated with increased cardiac stress, reduced blood flow to the
periphery of the body, fatigue, and decreased exercise tolerance.
Ribose is the key nutrient for quickly restoring cardiac energy.
What is the recommended daily dosage of ribose?
energy enhancement, ½ to 1 teaspoon (about 2 - 5 grams) is generally
adequate. Bioenergy RIBOSE TM is mildly sweet and completely soluble. It
mixes easily with your favorite juice, milk or other cold foods.
To maximize athletic performance, or to keep energy pools high during
strenuous activity, slightly larger doses may be required. Bioenergy RIBOSE
TM should be taken just before and just after exercise or
activity. For extended exercise, an additional 1 - 2 grams per hour of
exercise or activity may be helpful.
Are there any side effects associated with taking ribose?
are two known side effects of taking ribose in doses of 10 grams or
more on an empty stomach. The first is a transient hypoglycemia (low
blood sugar) that can be eliminated by taking larger doses of ribose
with other carbohydrates (such as in juice). The second side effect
that may occur in some individuals is loose stools. This side effect
has only been reported when very large doses, greater than 10 grams,
are taken. Total daily intake of ribose should be limited to 20 grams,
or approximately 4 rounded teaspoonfuls. Ribose should be taken in
doses up to 5 grams (approximately 1 rounded teaspoon) at a time.
Multiple 5- gram doses separated by 30 - 45 minutes can be taken
without side effects.
What will ribose do for someone who exercises on a regular basis?
research shows that three or four workouts per week may not allow
enough rest time between sessions for heart and muscle energy pools to
return to normal levels. Taking Bioenergy RIBOSE TM shortens the time
needed by heart and muscle tissue to replace energy that is lost
through vigorous exercise. Keeping energy pools full helps to keep
hearts and muscles in good physiological condition, increase power and
endurance, and reduce fatigue. Recent research has also shown that
ribose supplementation during exercise reduces free radical formation
and lowers cardiac stress associated with hypoxia.
Does ribose work with creatine or other supplements?
can increase the effect of creatine and other energy supplements by
keeping the energy pool at full capacity. Creatine works by recycling
energy that is already present in the tissue. Another supplement,
carnitine, aids in fatty acid metabolism. Others, such as pyruvate and
coenzyme Q10, also help to recycle energy. None of these other
supplements, however, help to actually make the energy compounds the
cell needs to maintain a healthy energy pool. Only ribose performs this
important metabolic function. Unless there are adequate levels of
energy to work with, no other supplement can be fully effective. Keep
this in mind: Ribose helps the body actually make energy, while other
supplements may help the body use energy more efficiently.
Why is the use of ribose on the rise?
Traditionally, ribose has been very expensive to produce making it
difficult to offer as a nutritional supplement. New technology has
brought production costs down. Ribose is safe and proven effective by
many clinical and laboratory studies. Over 70 scientific publications
describe the beneficial effects of ribose in hearts and muscles.
statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any
TM is a trademark of Valen Labs, Inc. Use of ribose is
licensed by Valen Labs, Inc. under U.S. Patents 6,159,942; 6,534,480;
6,218,366; 6,339,716, and other U.S. and foreign patents issued and