D-Ribose ~ Treatment


What: D-Ribose is the supplement that has won the hearts of CFS/ME specialists the world over with most leading practitioners now having incorporated it into their protocols. It is a sugar used by the energy furnaces in the cell (mitochondria) to create energy. The technical terms for this is the ATP-ADP conversion cycle.

Why: Producing D-Ribose in the body is a slow and laborious process. When it is lacking it is very difficult to produce energy and is a possible explanation of the delayed fatigue often experienced by CFS’rs after excercise and periods of heavy exertion.

How Much: The recommend dosage is 15mg (3 teaspoons)  throughout the day for the first 2 weeks then down to 10mg (2 teaspoons).

My Experience: I trialled D-Ribose (Healthy Origins bought from i-herb) for 18 days with the intention of noting my reaction and incorporating it into my own protocol later in the year. It gave me an immeadiate boost in energy each hour or so after I took it, much like other forms of sugar do, however I often also noticed a bit of a come down effect afterwards. I found it useful to take before meditations and will trial it again for a longer period inconjuction with other mitochondrial supplements.

Links: D-Ribose Research and Explanation – Dr. Teitelbaum

Where to next? – Read an introduction to the letters on everybody’s lips – XMRV

6 Responses to D-Ribose ~ Treatment
  1. Truden
    September 17, 2010 | 9:23 am

    Todo dinбmica y muy positiva! :)


    • Cathy
      September 28, 2010 | 12:42 am


      Tienes CFS? Como estas? Y D-Ribose??? Hoy es la primera vez lo visto. No se nada como esta. Donde vives y como es CFS entiendo en tu pais? C :-)

      • Joe
        September 28, 2010 | 4:37 am

        Bienvenidos Cathy! Puedes leer ingles? Yo Espero :)

        • Cathy
          September 28, 2010 | 9:45 pm

          Yes, is my Spanish that bad??? C :-)

  2. sarah dean
    November 7, 2012 | 8:46 pm

    I have used D-Ribose along with other supplements such as acetyl L carnatine Co enzyme Q10, vitamin C, minerals and essential fatty acids over the past few months (4) along with The Perrin Technique, pacing and relaxation techniques. I went from practically bed bound to geting out every day for art sessions, visiting friends,appointments etc. I am starting to get my life back which is amazing. Two other websites I would recommend are http://www.thenaturalrecoveryplan.com and http://www.drmyhill.com. All the best x Sarah

    • Joe
      December 1, 2012 | 1:36 am

      Hey Sarah this is fantastic to hear. Sounds like the Myhill approach has really been working for you, I hear alot of good results from people all over the UK who are disciplined with this approach. Hope you keep going on the up and up. Enjoy your art sessions!

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