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Suggested dose for adults: 1-2 teaspoons daily or as directed by your health care practitioner.
Primary Action: D-Ribose quickly restores depleted nucleotide pools, which include ATP, ADP and AMP, and improves overall heart and muscle function.
D-Ribose metabolizes into 5-phophoribosyl-1-pyrophosphate (PRPP) via the oxidative pentose phosphate pathway (PPP). PRPP is a key intermediate in the pathways of purine nucleotide formation and in the synthesis of pyrimidine nucleotides. However, a limiting step in the PPP is the glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) reaction. D-ribose supplementation is known to allow the body to bypass this limiting step and help restore depleted nucleotide pools at a faster rate.
Depleted cardiac energy pools may be associated with increased cardiac stress, reduced blood flow to the periphery of the body, fatigue and decreased exercise tolerance.
Clinical and laboratory studies on the hearts of both animals and humans have shown many positive benefits of
D-Ribose supplementation including improved ventricular function, enhanced recovery of energy-carrying nucleotide levels following ischemia, reduction of fibromyalgia, and an increased ability to tolerate exercise in patients with stable coronary artery disease.