D-Ribose Offers New Option for Boosting Energy

D-Ribose Offers New Option for Boosting Energy Press Release


D-Ribose Offers New Option for Boosting Energy

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, October 8, 2007—Now, millions of people worldwide who rely on the medical expertise of Andrew Weil, MD, can learn about the benefits of D-ribose at http://www.drweil.com.

In a Q &A, Dr. Weil, America's trusted health advisor, explains the science behind this breakthrough, natural supplement. D-Ribose, a naturally occurring five-carbon sugar, is made by the body to synthesize many important compounds, including DNA, RNA, and most importantly, ATP, the "energy currency" of the cells. ATP is critical to health and maintaining normal energy-dependent body functions. Ribose is the essential component in the making of ATP. Weil says, "Because ATP is rapidly used by muscles in high intensity workouts and because RNA is important in protein synthesis, ribose supplements and energy drinks containing ribose are being promoted for energy enhancement and better exercise performance."

Visitors to Dr. Weil's site also will discover other life enhancing benefits associated with D-ribose. For example, Dr. Weil says that "emerging evidence does suggest that they [ribose supplements] benefit patients with congestive heart failure . . . In a study at the University of Bonn, ribose appears to improve heart function and quality of life among these patients by increasing levels and availability of ATP."

In addition to its restorative properties for heart health Dr. Weil points out that "ribose may ease the pain and fatigue of patients with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Referencing a study published last year in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Dr. Weil says that "patients who took five grams of ribose three times a day for an average of 28 days reported less muscle soreness and stiffness, better ability to overcome fatigue, and simply feeling better." He also indicates that "further studies suggest that ribose may also help improve exercise tolerance in high intensity activities." Dr. Weil recommends for those who find ribose beneficial that they limit their intake to no more than five grams three times a day. Although ribose is made naturally inside the body, its production is slow and limited by several enzymes that are in short supply in heart and muscle cells. Normally, this is not a problem except when hearts or muscles are challenged by the stress of exercise or lack of oxygen due to cardiovascular disease, circulatory disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia. If the energy metabolism process isn't working properly, it drains energy reserves and depletes the cellular energy pool. This frequently leads to pain, soreness, stiffness and an overall feeling of fatigue. Supplementing these stressed cells with D-ribose restores cellular energy.

The ribose Q&A appeared on Dr. Weil's home page (http://www.drweil.com) on October 5 through and October 7, 2007. After that, visitors can find the information by conducting a search on the site for "ribose.”


Bioenergy Inc.—The Ribose Company— www.bioenergy.com is a privately held, Minneapolis-based life sciences company whose core technology lies in the development and commercialization of products based on the physiological benefits of D-ribose in health and wellness. Bioenergy's clear mission is to develop products that increase the quality of its customers' lives by improving their metabolic health. Bioenergy Life Science, Inc., its subsidiary, markets ribose-based products to the functional food and clinical nutrition markets. Bioenergy Life Science products include Bioenergy RIBOSE™ , a functional ingredient in the active lifestyle market; Corvalen®, and CorvalenM®, clinical nutrition products giving metabolic support to patients with heart and muscle disease.

Bioenergy Ribose is non-GMO certified. The product is also manufactured under the supervision of the Kashruth Division of the Orthodox Union.