D-ribose, anyone know?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by tennisnut, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. tennisnut

    tennisnut New Member

    It seems just lately that D-ribose keeps popping up as a great energy producer. I would like to know if anyone has had success with this supplement. Also how is it produced? are there big differences in quality, etc? and of course is it highly expensive. If this has all been said before - apologies. Thanks for any replies.
  2. Janalynn

    Janalynn New Member

    I just bought some because I heard Dr. Oz say it was particularly good for people w/Fibro and CFS. I haven't tried it yet. So I'd love to hear as well. I did post a q about this a little bit a go (can't remember when - of course lol)

    I'll have to look at the bottle, but the one my husband bought says Energy on it, so I don't know if there are different kinds or what.
  3. charlenef

    charlenef New Member

    It did nothing for me
  4. charlenef

    charlenef New Member


    Did you know that there is a fairly new nutrient available that can help with chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and heart disease?
    It's called D-Ribose, and this nutritional sugar is becoming one of the more popular supplements on the market.
    By the way, I hope when I said the word, "sugar" it didn't scare you. This isn't a sweetener, and it doesn't cause feed fungus or raise insulin. It's a nutritional sugar that's actually good for you, and is used by every cell in the body. It is actually a critical component in our body's energy production. This is why people are more and more intrigued by it.

    Jacob Teitelbaum is a well-known medical doctor whose specialty is helping people with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. He did a pilot study with a number of patients who complained of having both low energy and pain from fibromyalgia. After only a month of taking D-ribose, more than two-thirds of the patients had significant improvement in their symptoms.

    After the study, Dr. Teitelbaum said that newer studies coming out may make ribose one of the most exciting nutrients we'll see in the next few years. If you suffer with chronic fatigue, anxiety, sleep disturbances, and fibromyalgia, you know that any bit of good news on these conditions is welcome.

    Also welcome is anything that could help reduce the casualties of the number one killer in America today - heart disease. In a European medical journal, D-ribose was praised for improving the function of the heart, as well the patients' quality of life.

    Even more exciting is the news of the added benefits when d-ribose is combined with antioxidants, such as chardonnay grape seed, blueberry seed, and pomegranate. Both the antioxidants and the ribose activities seem to improve when taken together.

    So if you're suffering with a lack of energy or fibromyalgia, or are concerned about preventing heart disease, this novel combination may be just what you're looking for
  5. znewby

    znewby Member

    It worked right away for my daughter. She told me when she misses a dose she starts to notice pain creeping back. You can't get this supplement from your food. If you haven't tried it yet I recommend you do so. Almost 2/3 of people get significant improvement.
  6. triggerpt

    triggerpt New Member

    My naturopathic doctor recommended Corvalen for my fatigue and fibromyalgia pain. Corvalen is the brand of d-ribose that she prefers. It worked right away for me. In a couple of days my pain level was reduced significantly and so were the frequency and severity of the fibro flare ups. It also gave me alot of energy. I ran out one time and went for several days without it, and the pain and fatigue immediately crept back in. I found it at Hi-Health store so that, with a Gold Card, you can get buy one and get a second container for half price. I take one scoop twice a day.
  7. Jayna

    Jayna New Member

    According to Dr. Myhill's site, d-ribose is being used increasingly by specialists in mitochondria-related heart disease. It didn't do anything for me energy-wise when I intermittently drank some in water, but she quotes studies that showed good heart results in as little as 5 days of steady consumption. I've never taken it for five days straight, so maybe I'll try that for a while, since my heart is really weak even though the rest of my muscles seem to be getting some strength back.

  8. simpsons

    simpsons Member

    i take it with magnesium shots and through my brain fog i recall that jacob says in fatigued to fantastic that these two work together so perhaps someone wth less brAIN fog could check this out and confirm this

    i really try never to run out of it because it works so well for me and i have had less heart muscl e pain since using it and have been able to stop using hte hawthorn for this symptom

    it really does give me more energy and is great in tea

  9. TigerLilea

    TigerLilea Active Member

    I read something yesterday that some people notice results in as little as 30 days, taking it three times a day. Taking it for only a few days probably won't make a noticeable difference.
  10. victoria

    victoria New Member

    What dosages do you all take?

    I've read varying reports... thought it was supposed to be high, but have read of doctors telling pts to take much less with less than positive results obviously.


  11. spacee

    spacee Member

    Dr. Cheney says that it helps 80% of his patients who try it.

  12. bdancer

    bdancer New Member

    This stuff really helps me!!

    I feel better, have more energy, and can actually exercise when I'm taking it...usually I don't have the energy to even consider exercising!!

    I have only tried one brand (not Corvalen - can't think of the name right now). It is just D-ribose by itself. I get it at a local health food store in the sports nutrition/supplement section.

    It's great to add to smoothies or yogurt. Some people just add it to water.
    I take 2 tsp a day.

    I definately feel the difference when I run out of it! I have trouble keeping a regular supply because it is not something I can always afford...but it's worth the price for me. I often go without other things so I can buy it.

    [This Message was Edited on 01/20/2009]
  13. victoria

    victoria New Member

    How many milligrams per tsp?

    Anyone else? I'm really curious...Thanks.

    All the best,
  14. bdancer

    bdancer New Member

    I'm sorry...I really couldn't tell ya.

    I need to get some more. I don't have a bottle available to look at the label.

    If I can remember (Ha,Ha) next time I get some, I will check the label and update this thread.

    I plan to get some more in the next few days.
  15. antoinettegurney

    antoinettegurney New Member

    I've been taking d-ribose for about 3 months. I have CFIDS and Fibromyalgia. I'm currently being treated by http://www.fibroandfatigue.com/ I was informed about d-ribose from my doctor there. I think it does work. I don't feel like I want to go back to bed, after waking up. I think we all know about that. It does give me a bit of a jittery feeling (not too bad) sometimes as my thyroid is not working right either. The usual treatment is 5 mg (1 scoop) 3 times a day. I am taking 2 scoops in the morning - that's all (due to my thyroid). Both of my doctors recommend this brand: http://www.myhealth-store.com/

    It is better to buy it online at the link above, where they charge about $44/tub. The Fibro Clinic charges $90 for the same thing (340g/12oz tub). My other doctor charges $65. Cheaper online ...

    Best of luck. I would suggest trying it for at least a month. Also, it was mentioned about running out of it. I ran out of it 1 time and got a horrible headache. I try not to run out ;)
  16. Jayna

    Jayna New Member

    I will try to keep it up for that long (as long as I don't get any bad reactions from it).
  17. bdancer

    bdancer New Member

    Hi. I got some more D-Ribose today...

    There are 5g (5,000mg) in 2 teaspoons. That's all I've ever taken in one day. I could probably take more but figure it helps alot just taking that amount so why not conserve and make the bottle last as long as possible.

    The kind I take is produced by Now Foods. It's called Now Sports D-Ribose Powder. It comes in a 4oz (113g) bottle and costs $21.99 at my local health food store.

    I hope this helps. :~)
  18. tut90

    tut90 Member

    I've been experiencing so much pain in the last three days, and the only thing that helps is taking a hot bath, but it only helps for a little while.

    Today my husband went out and bought me the D-Ribose at a local VitaminShoppe, a 5.3oz. bottle goes for $26.89, but I found that in vitacost.com, you could get a 10.6oz. bottle for $27.99, plus $4.99 shipping.

    Started taking it right away, I'm praying that it helps me out with this pain.

  19. victoria

    victoria New Member

    Thanks for talking about how much you use and what works... that pretty much falls in line I think with the studies I read. I do know some who used less for some reason, and it didn't work of course, was just wondering overall how others were faring.

    all the best,

  20. Forebearance

    Forebearance Member

    I like it. I'm out of it right now. I started with three scoops a day and then after a while reduced to two scoops a day for economic reasons. Also because I would forget to take that third scoop. It's so harmless so why not try it, I thought.

    At first I had a honeymoon period where it really made me feel great. My brain woke up. Then the effect dulled and it became just another one of those maintenance things that I feel worse if I don't take.