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.

 

Olympian Susan Francia shares her best tips for sore muscles

June 16th, 2014
sore muscles, ribose, Bioenergy Ribose, Susan Francia

Even athletes in peak condition can get sore muscles. And while a little muscle pain is normal, especially if you are just starting a new sport or fitness program, you don’t want that stiffness and soreness to interfere with your progress.

We asked Team Ribose member and five-time world champion rower Susan Francia, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, to share her best tips for coping with sore muscles. “I try to prevent sore muscles by stretching before and after workouts,” she says. Stretching helps to warm up muscles and increases your limberness which may help to prevent soft tissue injuries.

Francia also recommends doing focus work on the muscles you use most often during exercise. “For example, I work the small muscles used for rowing, and try to do extra core work,” she explains. If you are not currently working with a trainer, do some research to learn which muscles may need more attention because of your workout routine. Also, pay attention to proper form and proper-fitting equipment (such as shoes, bicycle, etc.) because both of those are factors that can lead to sore muscles as well as injuries.

Another proactive tip in Francia’s strategy is to take Bioenergy Ribose immediately after her hard workouts. “That way, my body can start recovering as soon as I’m done. And, I can feel better energized for the next workout.” Bioenergy Ribose has been shown to significantly improve endurance during strenuous exercise, shorten recovery time, reduce cramping and soreness, and reduce fatigue in people suffering from energy depletion.

What should you try once you do notice sore muscles? “I like to take soothing Epsom salt baths,” says Francia, “or get a deep-tissue massage.” Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) have been used for centuries to help to reduce muscle inflammation.

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.

 

What’s the best way to maintain physical endurance once you’ve reached your 40s?

May 26th, 2014
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In part two of our interview with Team Ribose triathlete Greg Bennett, he discloses his personal strategies for staying in competition-ready shape.

BLS: By the time people hit 40, the aches and pains start to become more of a daily reminder of their age. How have you countered that?

GB: The key for aging well into the 40s is to keep moving. The body is giving more and more hints that it would like to slow down. It is a little harder to walk first thing in the morning and the recovery time does take longer. Intense workouts are fewer and further apart. The intense phases of training blocks during the year are getting shorter. Ribose helps reduce muscle recovery time as well as pain, so if it’s not part of your regimen yet, you should consider it.

BLS: Are you saying that it’s okay to give into the temptation to slow down?

GB: I’m saying that there is still tremendous potential for the body. The aerobic engine is still functioning at its highest and the strength is still in the body. The good news is, the work we did in our 20s and 30s is still in us. If we can just keep moving we don’t have to work as hard as we did in our 20s and 30s to be successful. We just need to manage what we have.

BLS: Do you have any specific tips?

GB: Don’t go searching for too much. The areas where we need to be very careful are the higher intensity workouts. Searching for too much speed or power in our 40s can be dangerous. These intense workouts take more finesse in our 40s. I use Phil Dumphy’s quote from the TV series Modern Family when doing more intense work, “smooth is fast and fast is smooth”.

More time is also needed for warming the body up. I now warm up at a much slower pace. If we listen our bodies, they will tell us when they’re ready to get going. I’ve gone out for runs where I’ve started so slowly that walkers go straight on by. But, I listen to some music and just keep moving. Ten minutes later I realize, wow I’m actually moving okay. The body will slowly let go.

BLS: Any final advice for people in their 40s who haven’t maintained a fitness routine their entire adult lives, as you have?

GB: Do something every day. Even 10 minutes of activity is better than nothing at all. If you take a day off, it only makes the next day you start back much harder. If you’ve had some time off, don’t stress. Start back slowly. Begin week one with 5-10 minutes every day and build the weeks gradually. Within two months, you may find doing 30 minutes every day is not so bad.

Remember, the only thing we truly own for our entire lives is our own bodies. The better we look after it, the better it will perform, it’s worth the investment.

 

A passion for fitness: Team Ribose triathlete Greg Bennett reveals endurance tips for each decade of your life

May 19th, 2014
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Olympic triathlete Greg Bennett has said that taking Bioenergy Ribose gives him the energy and quick recovery he needs to keep up with athletes half is age. His is an inspiring career, and in part one of this interview with Bioenergy Life Science (BLS), he shares more advice for staying in good shape throughout each stage of your life.

BLS: Why were you so excited to talk about fitness, and the physical changes as we age?

GB: I was anxious because most people talking about ‘ages and stages” begin by discussing worn-out joints and the like. I want to start with the one thing that I believe leaves us first as we age. That thing is Passion. Once the passion to keep the routine, to do the work and be excited about the performance leaves us, everything else will also leave.

BLS: How has passion factored into your successes?

GB: Keeping the passion alive is critical to keeping the body performing physically, mentally and emotionally at its best. Finding a passion, and fueling that passion constantly will make the physical changes to the body as you age much easier to manage. Passion is the one thing that I believe separates me from all the other aging athletes. I’m a 42-year-old professional triathlete, competing for my 29th year in Triathlon, 21 of those years as a professional. I am still winning major events. I’ve had to adjust my training as I age, but this adjustment has never been difficult so long as the flame is still alight.

BLS: What’s one of the biggest misconceptions about how our bodies respond to training as we age?

GB: I’ve often laughed when I’ve heard someone say, “I’ve finally figured out the right training routine.” I laugh, because they have figured the right training routine for today. One month, six months, a year or two from now, the body will not respond the same way it did when we were younger. We are always changing. The decisions we made yesterday will always effect today and tomorrow.

BLS: What should people in their 20s understand about training and endurance?

GB: The body is still making changes after the teenage years. Strength, power and speed all come pretty easily. The body recovers quickly, ready to take on the next day again and again. The aerobic engine builds and the body becomes more efficient at the movement patterns that are being constantly trained into it. Injuries still happen, but the body’s ability to recover quickly in its 20s allows us to get going with less time on the sidelines.

BLS: What happens once you hit your thirties?

GB: I call this time the “Golden 30s”. In an endurance sport like triathlon, the 30s are the golden age for peak performance, so long as you keep the passion alive. The body is still fast, strong and powerful. But now we add more efficiency of movement and the aerobic engine is far more developed. Looking back at my career, my 30s were when I had my greatest successes: Winning the World Triathlon series twice in my early 30s, the world’s richest triathlon series purse three times in my mid-30s, and the world’s richest one-day prize purse at 39. Obviously this doesn’t just happen. I believe I’ve trained harder than anyone else on the planet. I’ve backed up this training with loads of recovery work. (Massage three to four times a week, chiropractors once a week, and loads of time using foam rollers etc.) And of course, Bioenergy Ribose to help speed muscle recovery. Most importantly, I’ve kept my passion alive.

 

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