We are proud to say that we use BioEnergy D-Ribose in our Insul-X, but maybe you aren’t aware of what D-Ribose is or what it actually does. Well, as they often say, knowledge is power so here’s the low down on this incredible ingredient.
Bioenergy Ribose is a natural, Clinically Proven, Patent Protected ingredient that delivers a unique way to restore and sustain energy plus reduce muscle pain and stiffness.
Bioenergy Ribose is a unique 5 carbon carbohydrate that is the vital structural backbone of critical cellular compounds called purines and pyrimidines. Our bodies must have an adequate supply of purines and pyrimidines to form major cellular constituents such as our genetic material (DNA and RNA), numerous cofactors and certain vitamins. But more importantly, ribose is the backbone of adenosine triphosphate (ATP)—the source for all cellular energy. Ribose is the starting point and the rate limiting compound in the synthesis of these fundamental cellular compounds and the availability of ribose determines the rate at which they can be made by our cells and tissues.
Bioenergy Ribose is unique in this metabolic role. No other compound can replace ribose in the important job of regulating the metabolic processes involved in synthesizing purines and pyrimidines. And without these vital structural components, our bodies would quickly run out of energy, could not make proteins and our cells would lose the ability to replicate. Energy recovery and tissue repair are slower in heart and muscle cells, especially after overwork or exercise. Ribose drives the process that replenishes ATP and other energy components in these cells.
Ribose is made in our bodies’ cells from glucose, but this process is slow in heart and muscle tissue. Although ribose is present in all living matter, only a small amount can be ingested through the diet. In many U.S. and European clinical studies, providing supplemental Bioenergy Ribose has been shown to significantly improve endurance during strenuous exercise, shorten recovery time, reduce cramping and soreness, and reduce fatigue in people suffering from energy depletion. You can view multiple sports nutrition clinical studies here: http://www.bioenergyribose.com/the-science/clinical-studies/sports-nutrition
D-RIBOSE DOES NOT ADD TO THE GLYCEMIC LOAD
So now you are probably asking, “If D-Ribose is a sugar, it must raise blood sugar levels, right???” WRONG!
This is a frequently asked question and can be answered simply by replying, “Because it is a five-carbon sugar, not a six-carbon sugar.”
One of the obstacles to understanding the critical importance of D-Ribose is the fact that it is a simple five-carbon sugar. The cell, however, understands how unique and important D- Ribose is and treats it quite differently from other sugars. Simple sugars, or in their more complex chain form, carbohydrates, are one of three main sources of fuel for the cell. The others are fats and proteins. As fuels, the fate of all three is very similar. All are burned in respiration to give off energy, much like gasoline in a car.
However, the cell understands the tremendous difference between D-Ribose and other simple sugars and has set up enzymatic pathways that keep D-Ribose from being squandered as a fuel like glucose. As a result, D-Ribose makes a very poor fuel. It is essential to synthesizing energy in the form of ATP, but is not a good fuel itself. The protective pathways set up by the cell protect it from being burned by mistake.
Because D-Ribose is not burned as a fuel, the body does not recognize it as one. This keeps D-Ribose from causing an insulin spike or elevating blood glucose levels when it is consumed.