Bioenergy RIBOSE™ and Your Blood Sugar
Bioenergy RIBOSE is a carbohydrate, but it does not raise your blood sugar. Most sugars contain six carbons, like the glucose circulating in blood that we commonly refer to as blood sugar. Ribose has five carbons, so it is different.
The body uses six carbon sugars as fuel. Cells "burn" these sugars to recycle energy. Ribose is unique. Instead of being burned as a fuel, the body preserves ribose for the important job of energy synthesis. They are very different. Burning sugars for fuel uses the same energy molecule over and over in a cellular recycling process. Ribose makes new energy and, in this way, replaces energy that is lost by strenuous exercise, stress, overexertion, or metabolic conditions that affect normal energy metabolism in the body.
Because of the important difference between how the body uses common six-carbon sugars and the five-carbon carbohydrate, ribose, the blood sugar does not go up when ribose is consumed. Click on the abstract below to learn more about this unique metabolic property of ribose.
D-Ribose Does Not Add to the Glycemic Load - PDF