Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum’s advice for how to die very young, but very late in life

September 9th, 2013
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Best-selling author Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., a board certified internist and nationally known expert in the fields of chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, sleep and pain, has developed his solution for the human energy crisis. In his new book The Fatigue & Fibromyalgia Solution, he continues to support ribose, which he calls a special energy nutrient.

Teitelbaum blames the human energy crisis on several factors, including:

• Approximately half the calories we eat are “empty calories” which have largely been stripped of their vitamins and minerals.

• The average amount of sleep time per night has decreased by 30 percent in the last 130 years

• Thousands of chemicals are being released into the environment, with many disrupting hormone function, including thyroid, estrogen, and testosterone.

• Many people are exercising less while also getting less sunshine.

• Especially important? As we get older, our body’s energy furnaces, called mitochondria, decrease in number and become less effective.

Below is a synopsis of his five simple tips for people who want more energy:

Tip #1 -Feed Your Body: Eat whole foods when it is convenient to do so. Also, take a good multivitamin high in energy producing magnesium and B vitamins, especially B12.

Tip #2 – Use Your Body: Our bodies have a very simple “use it or lose it” approach to efficiency. Wear a simple pedometer and aim to get at least 10,000 steps a day of walking.

Tip #3 – Rest Your Body: The average night’s sleep was nine hours a night 130 years ago before light bulbs. We are now down to a paltry 6 1/2 hours sleep on average. This is like a 1/3 pay cut to your body. Sleep replenishes the body’s energy and heals its muscles.

Tip #4 – Follow Your Bliss: If you are living a life you hate, don’t expect your body to give you abundant energy. Shift your focus to “things that feel good” activities. You’ll be amazed at how much better you’ll feel and how your energy will increase.

Tip #5 – Power Up With a Special Energy Nutrient! A remarkable step forward is a new energy nutrient, called D-ribose, that can powerfully increase energy production. This results not only in your feeling more vital but in other surprising benefits as well!

Dr. Teitelbaum goes on to explain …

“In looking at energy production, it helps to look at the “energy molecules” such as ATP, NADH, and FADH, which represent the “Energy Currency’ of the body.

In looking at the biochemistry of these energy molecules, they are made of B vitamins, easily obtained in a good multivitamin, and ribose. Ribose is made in the body in the pentose phosphate shunt, and its production is often a rate limiting step in energy production. Because of that, our research team and many others have been studying its benefits.

We have now completed two research studies in over 300 people with very severe forms of fatigue, called CFS and fibromyalgia. These were done at 54 health clinics. The remarkable finding? People showed an average 61% increase in energy after 3 weeks on ribose 5 g 3 times a day. But energy wasn’t the only thing that improved. People also showed a marked improvement in sleep, pain, mental clarity and overall well being.

D-Ribose Accelerates Energy Recovery

D-Ribose (which is what I am referring to when I say ribose) is a simple, five-carbon sugar (known as a pentose by biochemists) that is found naturally in our bodies. But ribose is not like any other sugar. Sugars we are all familiar with are used by the body as fuel. These sugars are consumed and, with the help of the oxygen we breathe, are “burned” by the body to produce energy. Because sugar intake is excessive, it becomes unhealthy. Ribose, on the other hand, is unique, and the body preserves it for the vital work of energy production, as well as in making our genetic material, DNA and RNA.

Two very interesting studies in animals showed how dramatic the effect of ribose could be on energy recovery in fatigued muscle. These studies were conducted by Dr. Ron Terjung, a top muscle physiologists. In their research, Dr. Terjung and his co-investigators found that ribose administration in fatigued muscle increased the rate of energy recovery by 340% to 430%, depending on which type of muscle was tested. He also found that even very small amounts of ribose had the effect of helping the muscle cell preserve energy, a process known as energy salvage, and the higher the ribose dose, the more dramatic the effect on energy preservation.

Especially dramatic is the effect of ribose in Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and other heart conditions, a major cause of death and debility. I’ve seen people who have been given a “death sentence” by their cardiologist, being told that only have weeks to a few months to live, recover healthy function by using ribose, coenzyme Q 10, magnesium and B vitamins.

Another very appreciated benefit is a marked decrease in muscle pain, one of the most common causes of discomfort. Like a spring, muscles take more energy to relax than to contract. That’s why after overuse your muscles feel tight – not loose. By restoring energy production, our research showed that pain markedly decreased!

We have found the use of ribose to be a major step forward in optimizing health. It is part of my daily regimen and helps me to have abundant energy.”

Saturday Evening Post feature mentions ribose for sustained energy

September 3rd, 2013
Saturday Evening Post

Saturday Evening Post Medical Editor Wendy Braun recently interviewed popular author and board-certified nutritionist Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, to get his recommendations for powering through your days. The article, Six Energizers from Dr. Jonny Bowden, lists Bowden’s tried-and-true tips for having enough energy to enjoy all of your activities.

Bowden (aka The Rogue Nutritionist) is a nationally known expert on weight loss, nutrition and health. His simple, straightforward approach to wellness makes him a sought-after guest on TV and radio. So we were thrilled when, after narrowing his energy tips down to just six, ribose made the cut.

“I play tennis eight to nine times a week, without a day to relax and re-boot,” he says in the article. “I take Bioenergy Ribose to replenish my ribose storehouse.”

Bowden’s other tips involve sleep, avoiding a carbohydrate overload in your diet, choosing energy bars that contain a sufficient amount of protein, snacking on the right foods before and after a workout, and sipping the certain beverages throughout the day.

Achieving third-party recognition from a publication as important as the Saturday Evening Post is quite an honor. The Saturday Evening Post has been in publication for nearly 300 years, and is the oldest magazine in the United States. Its editorial content is reinforced with an advisory board of renowned experts in their fields.

The Jonny Bowden interview by Wendy Braun first appeared on the magazine’s website. A longer article, including more information about ribose, will appear in the print version to be published this month.



Team Ribose athletes teach Denver TV viewers how to train and eat like Olympians

August 8th, 2013
Bennetts Denver

Professional athletes Greg and Laura Bennett work out for a living, and revealed to Colorado’s Best host Joana Canals that their top fitness secret is Bioenergy Ribose. These Team Ribose members, who have competed in the Olympics, Ironman and World Cup competitions, were at KWGN-TV in Denver to share their training and nutrition tips with viewers. They explained that they add Bioenergy Ribose in their morning coffee and take it again before bed each night to help their muscles to relax and recover. “It keeps the battery going all day long,” commented Greg.

Ribose is a five-carbon sugar that our bodies naturally make and use in producing energy molecules (ATP). These world-champion athletes understand that when we push our bodies to their limits, demand for ribose may outpace our ability to make more of it.

The Bennetts also reminded viewers that nutrition is the body’s fuel, and the right nutrition helps you get the most from your training. Their meals include egg whites, turkey, chicken, fish and avocado. They also discussed why they sometimes eat gluten-free foods.

The Bennetts recently announced that they have qualified for the Ironman 5150 (Des Moines, Iowa, September 1st) and 70.3 (Las Vegas, September 8th) World Championships. Qualifying for these events was a priority for each of them for 2013. Laura will also make her full Ironman debut at the North American Ironman Championships (Mont-Tremblant, Canada) on August 18th.


Look who’s talking about Bioenergy Ribose and energy

August 5th, 2013

Americans are craving better energy solutions, and the industry is buzzing about Bioenergy Ribose’s emerging importance in this category. Two leading industry publications – Natural Products Insider and Prepared Foods – both featured Bioenergy Ribose prominently in July. Authors at both publications were focused on studies that indicate ribose has the ability to help restore energy to muscles after intense workouts.

Natural Products Insider: Special Edition

This was a unique, digital edition of this well-read industry publication. In her Viewpoint column, Editor-in-Chief Sandy Almendarez commented, “I also keep a few supplements in my routine that give me that extra oopmh. Ribose and maca are my current favorites.”

The feature article by Pete Croatto, Get Up and Go: Energizing supplements are keeping consumers active through their busy days, is (excuse the pun) eye-opening. Croatto reports that according to SPINS, “sales of vitamins and supplements marketed for energy support tallied nearly USD $700 million in natural and conventional outlets for the 52 weeks ending May 11, 2013.

Croatto highlighted the expanding body of evidence supporting the effectiveness of ribose, explaining that: “The naturally occurring pentose sugar provides a key building block for producing the “energy molecule” adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in every cell.” He further explained that researchers have associated supplementation with D-ribose with enhanced recovery of high-energy phosphates as well as heart/skeletal muscle ATP following high-intensity exercise; reduction in free radical formation; and modulation of the production of oxygen free radicals during and following exercise which results in less inflammation.

Prepared Foods

Mark Anthony, PhD included ribose in his article entitled The Next Generation of Nutraceuticals. After explaining that the body’s stores of ATP are very limited, he writes about the evidence suggesting that “ATP-depleted muscles respond favorably to ribose supplementation that can help muscle cells recover from stress by supplying the base carbohydrate for ATP synthesis.” He adds that ribose may … increase “the power of heart muscles contractions that send blood to its destination.”

The inclusion of ribose in both of these feature articles about the exciting trends in energy ingredients is further confirmation that we are on the cusp of something big. 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. It is simple to incorporate, and blends easily with other ingredients and flavors, and may be an ideal complement to caffeine. Contact us for more information about formulating with Bioenergy Ribose.


The Better Show viewers learn about Bioenergy Ribose and sustained energy

June 12th, 2013
Better TV

People often need an energy boost to keep up with their demanding lives, but is caffeine alone enough? Caffeine is a stimulant; it can’t create more energy once you’ve exhausted your stores. Co-hosts Audra Lowe and JD Roberto invited holistic pharmacist and author Sherry Torkos to their show to discuss the alternatives. She recommends Bioenergy Ribose. Ribose occurs naturally in each cell and accelerates the reformation of ATP, the source of cellular energy. Taking ribose regularly may improve cell recovery, lower muscle fatigue and help maintain higher energy levels.