Major food companies have approved Bioenergy Ribose

July 8th, 2013
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Whereas some functional ingredients are only available in a limited number of foods and beverages – and are only beginning to earn the trust of major food companies – patented Bioenergy Ribose appears on the “approved supplier list” maintained by many major food companies. That’s in great part because it is manufactured to rigid standards. It is also FDA GRAS-affirmed.

Bioenergy Ribose is also versatile, lending itself to many different food and beverage applications. For example, it is Kosher- and Halal-certified, allergen-free and non-GMO. Benefits to enjoying products made with Bioenergy Ribose include:

• It helps maintain energy in your muscles during exercise or exertion. Whether you have a strenuous job, you spend your days chasing after a toddler, or you are training for athletic competition, Bioenergy Ribose helps to supply energy when you need it.

It improves the production of energy compounds when depleted. You may have more energy to accomplish tasks, even if you only have time for short breaks in an otherwise long work day.

• It drives energy maintenance and recovery. Have you ever sat down after strenuous activity, and felt as if you never wanted to get back up again? That’s your body telling you that it needs more time to re-charge its batteries. Bioenergy Ribose will help shorten that recovery time.

• It makes energy compounds and keeps them in muscle cells. When you need access to energy, your muscles are more likely to be ready.

• It has a negative glycemic index. Yes, this really is a mildly sweet, naturally occurring sugar that will not send you on that blood sugar rollercoaster ride!

Why continue to feel mid-morning sluggishness or suffer from afternoon energy slumps? Products made with Bioenergy Ribose help to fight fatigue and provide you with natural, sustained energy throughout the day.

 

Here’s why you’re going to see more products containing Bioenergy Ribose

June 17th, 2013
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Growing numbers of consumers report that fatigue and the drain of everyday life are general problems in their lives. They want more natural, more prolonged and more sustainable energy, rather than energy stimulants, which can cause an eventual crash. Bioenergy Ribose may be an ideal complement to caffeine. The advantage to energy drinks that contain both ingredients is that caffeine decreases fatigue, increases alertness and elevates mood while ribose helps make energy and higher sports performance

Bioenergy Ribose, which has a slightly sweet taste and no bitter aftertaste, is more than just another type of sugar. Unlike most sugars (fructose, sucrose and glucose) which only fuel energy turnover, Bioenergy Ribose drives energy maintenance and recovery by actually making energy compounds and keeping them in muscle cells. It also has a negative glycemic index and, unlike most sugars, does not generally raise blood sugar levels.

Functional food and beverage manufacturers are sitting up and taking notice. Because it is simple to incorporate, and blends easily with other ingredients and flavors, watch for Bioenergy Ribose to appear in a very wide variety of products including:

• Breakfast cereals and bars

• Snack and meal-replacement bars

• Baked goods (cookies, brownies and muffins)

• Fruit chews and roll-ups

• Dairy items (yogurt, pudding and milk shakes)

• Chocolates and confections

• Energy drinks and shots

• Protein shakes

• Rehydration drinks

• Flavored/fortified waters

• Powdered beverage mixes

• Teas and coffees

You’ll be able to spot products made with 250 mg. or more of Bioenergy Ribose per serving by the extra functional claims they make on their packaging, which are supported by extensive clinical testing. These include:

• Speeds energy recovery

• Increases energy reserves

• Rebuilds ATP when depleted in heart and muscle tissue

• Maintains healthy energy levels in heart and muscle tissue

• Regenerates energy

• Reduces onset of muscle cramping and soreness

Oh, and one more bonus to using Bioenergy Ribose? It reduces the need to use other types of sugars in food and beverage formulations.

 

Join Team Ribose!

April 29th, 2013
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The ribose revolution has begun! From the people who make the ribose-fortified foods and beverages that help us keep up with our active lifestyles, to all those who consume these products, we’re all part of an exciting trend. Store shelves will soon be stocked with even more brands that are less reliant on stimulants and more reliant on natural ingredients such as Bioenergy Ribose to help maintain energy, reduce fatigue and recover faster.

Who is Team Ribose? You are! By choosing to consume – or formulate a product with – Bioenergy Ribose, you become a member of our rapidly growing team. Team Ribose members include elite athletes preparing for their next competition, busy parents trying to keep pace with their children’s schedules, business people who have found a way to overcome that afternoon slump, college students needing to stay focused and alert in class, food and beverage manufacturers who add ribose to their delicious formulations, and retailers who make room for ribose-fortified products on their store shelves.

Did you know …

• Patented Bioenergy Ribose is the only ribose that can legally be used in the U.S. for foods, beverages and supplements?! Bioenergy Ribose is the subject of 24 issued and pending patents in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, China and Australia.

• Under new Food and Drug Administration regulations, every energy drink ingredient must carry a Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) designation. Bioenergy Ribose is the only GRAS ribose and affirmed so by the US FDA. Therefore, if an energy drink contains ribose, it must be Bioenergy Ribose.

Bioenergy Ribose is the same ingredient used in the extensive body of clinical research on which all of the patents – and claims you see on product packaging – are based.

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Energy drinks: The advantages of combining Bioenergy Ribose and caffeine

April 22nd, 2013
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Are you one of those people who just can’t function until they’ve had their morning cup of coffee? Join the crowd! About 90 percent of Americans consume caffeine daily. In addition to coffee, tea or cola, energy drinks made with caffeine are growing in popularity. So it may surprise you to learn that caffeine does not produce energy. It acts as a stimulant. Here’s why combining ribose and reasonable doses of caffeine may be a logical synergy.

Caffeine stimulates the brain’s cortex, stimulating the body’s ‘fight or flight’ stress response and increasing adrenaline levels. This causes us to temporarily feel more alert, less drowsy and in a better mood. (Who hasn’t known someone who spurns conversation until they’ve finished their first cup of coffee?)

But when caffeine’s effects begin to diminish and those levels of adrenaline decrease (the half-life for caffeine in healthy adults is about five hours), we may start to feel fatigued and possibly even a little depressed. Some of us may try to counteract these feelings by reaching for more caffeine. Consuming too much caffeine may lead to sleep disorders, increased heart rate, as well as feelings of nervousness, headaches, occasional lightheadedness, and the “jitters.” In some cases, it can even exacerbate stress.

This is why Bioenergy Ribose may be an ideal complement to caffeine, and offer a real advantage when included in energy drinks. Ribose enhances ATP recovery following stress without significant adverse effects. It also enhances muscle performance and increases tolerance to stress. Studies have also found that ribose may enhance sleep quality and duration, and may improve vitality, social outlook and mental awareness.

It makes sense that beverage formulas featuring both ingredients should produce the combined benefits of ribose and caffeine, while ribose also helps to mitigate some of caffeine’s less desirable effects. The result may be energy products that give us that boost we crave plus enhanced sports performance, and that are better at reducing the energy drain and other unwanted effects we might feel as the result of a caffeine “crash.”