D Ribose is an important sugar that is an important component of the nucleotide RNA. It is an energy source made from food and is the fuel for mitochondria to produce ATP which provides cellular energy.
Although Ribose is necessary for energy production , the body doesn’t recognize it as a fuel so it has no calorific value
Patients with Chronic Fatigue syndrome (CFS) , Fibromyalgia and Congestive heart failure have all been shown to be low in Ribose. One study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine saw significant improvement in energy, sleep, mental clarity, pain intensity and wellbeing in patients receiving 5gm Ribose daily , 3x /day for 19 days
Ref : Teitelbaum JE, Johnson C , St Cry J. The use of D Ribose in chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia : a pilot study. J Alternative Complement Med 2006;12:857-862
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