Why you may need more sustained energy this winter

December 9th, 2013
Man shovelling and removing snow from his car during a snow storm.

Winter days may be shorter but your need for energy reserves may be greater this time of year. All the more reason to add Bioenergy Ribose to your daily routine. Consider someone who is living in a snowy climate. Winter often means having to dig out of a snow-covered driveway in the morning before fighting rush hour traffic to spend another eight hours at work. Even those who live in sunny Southern California often like to escape to the mountains this time of year for some weekend downhill skiing.

When you’re more active than usual, it makes sense to pay closer attention to how you are maintaining your energy levels. Ribose is a safe, natural and clinically proven way to restore and sustain energy. We all want fewer energy slumps during this busy season, right?

Here are some other ways your body needs extra energy this month. Chances are good that you’re doing more:

• Standing in line at the mall

• Extra trips to the supermarket

• Cooking holiday meals

• Sprucing up the house by heavy cleaning or moving furniture around before out-of-town family arrives

Bioenergy Ribose increases your energy reserves, so you’ll be ready for just about anything this season, from the dash into the store for a last-minute gift to joining a friend on a brisk weekend hike. Plus if you’re using muscles you haven’t used in a while, ribose will help them to recover faster so you’ll spend less time being sore and more time having fun.

To learn more about how ribose can benefit your energy levels and muscle recovery, join us on Facebook or follow the conversations about ribose on Twitter.

 

Bioenergy Ribose: Your answer for a fatigued nation

December 3rd, 2013
Mature man sitting in the garden yawning

Last week, we mentioned that we received enthusiastic feedback from SupplySide West attendees about results of a new ribose/caffeine study. We’re confident that when this information becomes better known, the demand for Bioenergy Ribose will skyrocket among product formulators as well as consumers looking for more effective energy product alternatives.

But just how easy is it to formulate with Bioenergy Ribose? It’s simple!

• It tastes good!

• It acts like sugar in a food system, and is a monosaccharide and a reducing sugar in food.

• It is easily soluble and dissolves in most food systems.

• It is stable in most pHs common in food, ranging through acid, neutral and alkaline.

• It participates in the browning or maillard reaction in food systems, especially upon heating.

• It is compatible with other sugars, carbohydrates and sweeteners in formulations.

• It is compatible in protein-based systems.

• It is compatible with chocolates.

Bioenergy Ribose presents food and beverage manufacturers with a broad spectrum of opportunities. Bioenergy Ribose is an all-natural substance, with a slightly sweet taste, allowing for easy incorporation into the formulations of a variety of nutritional food and beverage products.

Bioenergy Ribose has undergone extensive clinical testing, and has been proven effective as a functional ingredient by providing:

• Faster energy recovery

• Increasing energy reserves

• Building ATP in skeletal and cardiac tissue

• Maintaining healthy energy levels in heart and muscle

• Regenerating energy

Bioenergy Ribose has been clinically evaluated in numerous areas, including sports nutrition and cardiovascular health. For a complete list of published clinical studies on Bioenergy Ribose, visit

www.bioenergyribose.com/the-science/clinical-studies/additional-studies.

 

Olympic athlete offers five Thanksgiving survival strategies

November 26th, 2013
Susan Francia

The holidays are a challenging time to stay in shape. It’s easy to over-indulge, and lose your motivation to work out. So we asked Team Ribose member Susan Francia, 2008/2012 Olympic Gold Medalist and 2010 US Rowing Athlete of the Year, for her nutritional training tips. Here’s how she suggests finding balance this holiday season.

1. Set athletic goals for yourself. “This can include running in a fun 5k turkey trot on Thanksgiving day, participating in a local run during December, or even setting up a bike race among family members. Having a goal will help motivate you to keep working out.”

2. Exercise before big meals and then promptly the next morning. “If you have even a little window of time, take advantage of it! This will keep your metabolism going and help you digest. Even if you’re feeling a bit sluggish the next morning, just start exercising and it will get better. Fun family activities the next day will help. Play a game of basketball or go for a group hike in the mountains. It’s much easier to be motivated when you have friends and family around you!”

3. Check your weight before, during and after the holidays. “This includes ‘big meal’ times such as Thanksgiving, and holiday parties and dinners. Try to not let the number fluctuate too much. Moderating portion sizes and eating your normal amount of food (not everything in sight) will help you from overeating and gaining weight. It is okay to leave food on your plate.”

4. Don’t wait until January to make resolutions. “Start getting fitter now!”

5. Stick to your routine. “If you decide that you will go to the gym two times a week and run three times a week, write it on a calendar and stick to your plan. Seeing the reminder will help you be more. Stop finding excuses!”

 

SupplySide West 2013: Industry reacts positively to caffeine study

November 20th, 2013
Bioenergy SSW 2013 2

SupplySide West 2013 may be history, but it sparked conversations about the future uses of ribose that will continue for a long time to come. Among the hottest topics of conversations was the results of a new study showing that combining d-ribose with caffeine significantly reduced caffeine usage level and provided sustained energy for much better performance. Bioenergy Ribose was used in this study.

Bioenergy Life Science President Tom VonderBrink was thrilled with the industry’s reaction. “We had great reception and positive comments on the caffeine study. It was exciting to have something so timely and significant to discuss with attendees.” Previous studies have shown that combining ribose with reasonable dosages of caffeine may be a logical synergy.

Elite Team Ribose athletes: “before and after” ribose

Susan After

Olympian Susan Francia had fun getting to know attendees who stopped by our booth. She’d hold up her smaller gold medal from the Beijing Olympics and say with a grin, “Before ribose” … then hold up the significantly larger gold medal she earned in London and say, “After ribose!”

Then she’d get down to business, explaining how Bioenergy Ribose helps her with muscle and energy recovery, getting her through a back injury and ready for the Olympics. Ribose gave her the energy she needed to get through one workout, and then be recovered and full of energy for the next workout. “I had a great time meeting people and talking about Bioenergy Ribose,” she says of SupplySide West. “I thought the convention was a hit and we made a lot of good contacts.”

Added Olympian Billy Demong, “I was really impressed with SupplySide West! There was a lot of energy, and a lot of good nutritional products were represented. It was exciting being in the Bioenergy Ribose booth. So many people came by to talk about ways to include Bioenergy Ribose into their products because they know about its many great benefits.”

 

We’re going for the gold at SupplySide West 2013

November 4th, 2013
Winning at olympic games, hand holding gold medals

Stop by Bioenergy Life Science’s Booth #17041 at this year’s SupplySide West to meet some amazing Olympic athletes, chat with them about the upcoming Olympic Games, see and touch their gold and silver medals, and learn how Bioenergy Ribose has benefitted their performances. And since we know that being at SupplySide West requires you to be “on your game”, you’ll also want to boost your energy reserves with prototypes and finished products made with Bioenergy Ribose.

Team Ribose schedule

Rower Susan Francia, Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist

• Thursday, November 14: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Friday, November 15: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Nordic Combined Skier Billy Demong, Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist

• Thursday, November 14: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

• Friday, November 15: 12:00 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Product samples made with Bioenergy Ribose

Bioenergy Ribose is a natural, functional beverage ingredient that helps accelerate energy recovery, reduce muscle stiffness and provide greater endurance. It can improve the nutritional profile and benefit claims of your food applications. Although Bioenergy Ribose is a five-carbon monosaccharide, it does not raise blood sugar, making it a good carbohydrate to use in food and beverage formulation.

• Liquid rehydration energy beverage (caffeine and ribose combination): In delicious and refreshing Orange Tangerine or Berry Pomegranate

• Orange-flavored fruit snack energy chew

• Dark chocolate protein balls

• Finished products: Energy mints, chocolate and energy shots

Also plan to visit our parent company, Chengzhi Life Science, in Booth #17043.

 

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