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What is D-Ribose | Boost Strength And Stamina


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What is D-Ribose | Boost Strength and Stamina
Thomas DeLauer

Published on Oct 24, 2016
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What is D-Ribose ?

D-Ribose is a simple sugar that has been shown in many studies to be helpful for producing ATP in cardiac patients.

It is this ATP production that makes this supplement useful.

Damaged muscles can in essence be revived with the ATP produced with D-Ribose

In one study, one group of healthy animals were given supplemental D-ribose and another group of healthy animals was not. Both groups were then subject to experimental ischemia, where blood flow was restricted to their heart muscles. Those given the D-ribose lasted 25% longer before irreversible injury occurred. The muscles were found to have elevated levels of glycogen.

In the same experiment they looked at hypertensive rats and performed the same experiment. In this experiment it was found that those who received the D-ribose supplement experienced improved ventricular function of up to 25%. This means that the heart was able to pump blood more effectively.

D-ribose has also been shown to improve postischemic recovery of muscle function and energy stores. This means that those recovering from heart surgery can benefit from faster and more complete recovery.

Another study looked at 20 men who had coronary artery disease. They were randomly assigned either D-ribose or a placebo for three days. Before and after the treatment they were times on a treadmill - those with the D-ribose increased their walking time by 24%.

It follows that supplementation would lead to increased ATP production in mitochondria throughout the body.

Mitochondria are our energy power houses throughout our bodies. The faster energy production occurs, the more energy we will have.

Exercise is crucial for our health and wellbeing. Many report energy being their reason that they do not exercise.

Increased ATP production due to D-ribose supplementation leads to less “burn” following workouts due to more available energy at the skeletal muscle source.

A 2004 study looked at high intensity cycling and recovery time. All participants underwent one week of intensive intermittent exercise. One group was given D-ribose for three days after the workout week and the other group was given a placebo. ATP levels in skeletal muscle was found the have returned to normal in the D-ribose group, but was still depressed in the control group.

This study suggests that the availability of ribose in the muscle is a limiting factor in the production of ATP.

A 2006 study looked at 41 participants who experienced chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia. The participants were given a questionnaire pre and post D-ribose supplementation.

Patients reported improvement in all five categories: energy, sleep, mental clarity, pain intensity and well being. 66% of patients experienced significant improvement.

How Much to Take

This depends on why you are taking it - you want to take more if it is due to heart related problems. Best to consult with your doctor on the right amount. Studies that found positive effects on heart muscles used about 14 grams to 60 grams per day.

For general fatigue positive effects have been found at 5 grams, 3 times per day. This may be a good amount to begin with to see how you feel.

If you feel healthy but would like to add the protective effects, just 5 grams per day may suffice.


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