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Energize Your Body with D-Ribose

D-RiboseD-Ribose is a natural 5-carbon sugar that is present in every cell of the body. It is a non-glycemic sugar, which means that it doesn’t raise your blood sugar. It is an important component of cells, including muscle  and heart cells, as it forms part of the structure of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). Commonly known as the body’s “energy currency”, ATP stores energy in its molecular bonds. The energy is released and used to carry out the myriad processes our cells perform every day.

ATP levels decline with age, with chronic illness, with heart failure, in chronic fatigue syndrome, and with fibromyalgia. D-Ribose is the key supplement that I use to restore the body with the energy (fuel) that it requires for proper muscle, heart, and cellular function. I use this extensively with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.

D-Ribose by Physiologics offers 2200 mg of this important cellular nutrient per teaspoon. I recommend 2 tsp mixed in 8-oz of purified water 3 times a day. Add an extra dose for post-workout or strenuous physical activity. This product is free of artificial color, artificial flavor, artificial  sweetener, milk, soy, gluten, and yeast. It is suitable for vegetarians. Ribose is made in the USA by a process of microbial fermentation of natural vegetarian sources.