We’re quenching thirsts and re-energizing IFT 2014 attendees

June 23rd, 2014
IFT 2014, Billy Demong, Bioenergy Ribose

The Bioenergy Life Science booth #3257 at IFT 2014 in New Orleans is bustling with activity! Thirsty attendees are quenching their thirst, and re-booting their energy levels, with four flavors of Titan Tea by Chill Brands, LLC, made with three grams of Bioenergy Ribose per serving.

Most are also succumbing to our array of tempting treats made with ribose including big hits: Good Cacao’s Energy (coconut) and Zipp Foods’ Peak Energy tablets.

Our Team Ribose athletes – Greg Bennett, Laura Bennett and Billy Demong, are doing an excellent job of explaining to visitors exactly how ribose has safely benefited their daily routines, giving them sustainable energy and helping with their muscle recovery.

They also report having a blast during the IFTSA Fun Run & Walk in Audubon Park, where they finished strong! Bioenergy Life Science is proud to have again sponsored this event, which raised a record-breaking $107,000 for Feeding Tomorrow undergraduate and graduate food science scholarships.

 

Visit our team at IFT 2014 – Booth #3257

June 9th, 2014
2014 IFT

Meet Elite Athletes Billy Demong, and Greg and Laura Bennett

The buzz about energy products is getting stronger, and Bioenergy Ribose is sweetening the conversations. Just ask Olympian Billy Demong, or triathletes Greg and Laura Bennett, how Bioenergy Ribose safely helps them achieve sustained energy and reduce muscle soreness. They will be in our booth #3257 during the show.

Bioenergy Life Science is also a sponsor of the 2014 IFTSA Fun Run & Walk, benefitting Feeding Tomorrow undergraduate and graduate food science scholarships. All three endurance athletes will participate in this event, representing Team Ribose. The run starts at 6:15 a.m. on Monday June 23 in Audubon Park.

Already popular in many beverages and supplements, all-natural Bioenergy Ribose can improve the nutritional profile and benefit claims of your food and beverage applications. Be sure to taste our samples! This year, we’ll have Good Cacao’s Energy (pomegranate) and Cardio (toasted coconut) SuperFood chocolate bars, Zipp Foods’ Peak Energy tablets, Go Fast energy drinks, Titan Tea and Bazi All Natural Energy Shots.

Bioenergy Ribose, a 5-carbon monosaccharide, works by regulating the body’s natural energy synthesis. It helps muscles regenerate lost energy. Think of it as helping to level your body’s energy supply versus its demand for energy. Whether you’re training for a marathon or just trying to get through your busy day, using ribose will help keep your heart and muscles healthy, and you feeling more energized.

Bioenergy Ribose has more than 30 issued or pending patents, and its benefits are documented by more than 110 clinical studies. Its safety is evidenced by its GRAS status (including a “no questions letter” from the FDA). Bioenergy Ribose also meets or exceeds many quality standards that include Grade-A Level Certification from the BRC and kosher certification. It’s also non-GMO and gluten-free.

 

Team Ribose’s Billy Demong reflects on his Olympics experience

April 28th, 2014
Billy Demong Bioenergy Ribose Olympics

What’s it like to train for the Winter Olympics? To compete as part of Team USA? Team Ribose member Billy Demong traveled to Sochi, Russia to represent the U.S. in the Nordic Combined events. He recently told Bioenergy Ribose about his experience.

“Being at the Olympics is not only a life goal, but it is a rare time in an athlete’s life where you get to prioritize feeling good,” he said. “The training is over. The peak has been attained. It is really about doing the little things each and every day that allow you to be and feel your very best.”

The Nordic Combined Team, along with the U.S Alpine Ski Team and the U.S. Snowboard Team, stayed at a hotel near the ski jumps. “We were a little spoiled. We had chefs from the U.S. Committee cooking for us, and a gym filled with everything we could want for a work out.”

But surprisingly, Demong did not spend most of his time training. “I trained a minimal amount in order to stay in peak condition. While that was less than two hours per day, nearly half of the training I did in Sochi was at maximal intensity. I spent a great deal of time doing contrast baths (hot/cold), stretching and relaxing. I know that sounds crazy, but at that level you are really trying to allow the years of training to reach the highest pinnacle by backing off.”

Demong’s preparation also extended to his diet. “I made very sure to stick to my nutritional routine. I took my full dose of Bioenergy Ribose, Beta-Alanine and other supplements to ensure I would not miss anything on race day. I have found that D-Ribose reduces my training fatigue and has really helped me gain an even keel in day-to-day recovery. That was certainly true at the Olympics. I felt my very best, I raced well and had I jumped a bit farther I know I would have been in podium contention.”

He explained why this consistency is important. “That’s the tough part of combined events, one discipline can set you up or take you out for another. Especially being in an outdoor sport like Nordic Combined, I have become used to (as much as one can) the reality that wind, snow, rain or another extraneous factor can severely influence performance. That’s why I choose to focus on the variables I can control, whether it be training, nutrition, equipment or something else.

“I know that I can bring my A-game on any day with the help of tried-and-true mental and physical routines. From experience, I know that the difference between 1st and 30th is far closer than what results will ever show.”

For Demong the highlight of the Olympics, in lieu of a medal, was spending time with his family. “The experiences of chasing my son around Russia, and enjoying dinner out with my wife, parents and sister, were really special. Having previously won a gold medal, I can honestly say two things:

1. I would change nothing about how I prepared. I felt amazing on competition day, and I know that mentally and physically I was in the right place.

2. Jumping on the bed with my son, Liam, after a disappointing finish felt nearly as good as winning and reminded me of what is truly important.

Bioenergy Ribose is proud of how Billy Demong represented the U.S. during the 2014 Winter Olympics. We look forward to cheering him on during his next round of competitions.

 

Team Ribose’s Billy Demong will represent the U.S. in Sochi

January 14th, 2014
Bill Demong in Bioenergy Ribose tee shirt

Team Ribose member Billy Demong leaves for Sochi, Russia on February 1 to represent the United States in the Olympics. We are proud of his accomplishments and look forward to cheering for him during the Nordic Combined events. Demong has told us that Bioenergy Ribose plays an important role in his stamina and muscle recovery.

Here is the Nordic Combined event schedule. Sochi is nine hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.

February 12

1:30 p.m. Individual Gundersen NH / 10 km, Competition Round

4:30 p.m. Individual Gundersen NH / 10 km, Cross-Country

February 18

1:30 p.m. Individual Gundersen LH / 10 km, Competition Round

4 p.m. Individual Gundersen LH / 10 km, Cross-Country

February 20

12 p.m. Team Gundersen LH / 4×5 km, Competition Round

3 p.m. Team Gundersen LH / 4×5 km, Cross-Country

While they train hard, the Nordic Combined team members (who will look fantastic in their uniforms!) also like to have fun. We uncovered 10 facts about this team, including the fact that Billy’s dog is his favorite training partner, and that he once dressed as Aquaman after losing a silly bet to fellow team member Taylor Fletcher.

Nordic Combined events include a ski jumping competition and a 10 km cross-country ski race. The Olympics will feature two individual men’s events and a men’s team event. The individual event, also called the Gundersen race, happens in two stages. The first stage is a jump from a large or normal hill. The second stage is a 10 km race. In the first part of the team event, each skier jumps on a large hill; the second event is a 4×5 km cross-country relay. The team whose skier crosses the finish line first is the Nordic Combined winner.

For more on how the events are scored, see the official Sochi 2014 Olympics website.

 

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.”