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D-Ribose is a sugar molecule that is a component of the structure of ATP, the main energy source for your cells. D-Ribose shows some promise as a treatment for people with energy deficits, such as chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. This supplement may also prove useful for people with heart disease!

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Possible Benefits

  • Increase energy
  • Boost stamina
  • Enhance athletic performance
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How to Do It

Replace your favorite sweetener with D-ribose in your morning coffee or tea.

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Why it works

  • Supplemental D-ribose has been shown to improve energy by improving cellular processes when there is problems with the mitochondria. When individuals take supplemental D-ribose, it can bypass part of the pentose pathway to produce D-ribose-5-phosphate for the production of energy.
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Time Commitment

2-5 minutes 

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Suggested Frequency

5 times per week

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Possible Side Effects

The side effects are minimal, but there have reports of mild diarrhea, slight nausea, and stomach discomfort.

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  • Purchase this supplement in powder form and replace your favorite sweetener with D-ribose in your morning coffee or tea!
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Supporting Studies and Articles

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  1. Mahoney DE, Hiebert JB, Thimmesch A, et al. Understanding D-Ribose and Mitochondrial Function. Adv Biosci Clin Med. 2018;6(1):1-5. doi:10.7575/aiac.abcmed.v.6n.1p.1
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