Is Ribose Supplementation Helpful?

author : Amy Kuitse
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When I realized that there exist a large number of articles on Ribose Supplementation I was wondering why I was not using ribose myself.

Member Question from D001

"Ribose - Is supplementation helpful? Since it's a carbohydrate, can taking it elevate blood sugar levels?"

Answer from Coach Amy Kuitse

Ribose is a naturally occurring sugar made in the body from glucose.  It is part of the building blocks of DNA and RNA.  It is a crucial part in the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate).  This compound helps store and deliver energy in all cells.  Ribose is also found in RNA (ribonucleic acid) and is one of the main information carriers of living organisms and is involved in protein synthesis.

“Because ATP is rapidly used by muscles in high intensity workouts and because RNA is important in protein synthesis, ribose supplements and energy drinking containing ribose are being promoted for energy enhancement and better exercise performance. [.....]

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date: March 30, 2011

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