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.

 

NBC morning show segment features natural energy-boosting tips

April 22nd, 2014
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If you’re tired, reaching for Bioenergy Ribose is a safe and effective way to boost your energy levels. Holistic pharmacist Sherry Torkos cautioned Tampa Daytime viewers that some energy drinks are loaded with caffeine and sugar. “They might spike your energy levels temporarily, but then you crash later,” she said. D-ribose, which is used by several Olympic and world-class athletes, “helps to improve energy levels, endurance [and] performance” for anyone trying to exercise or work through a busy day. Torkos added, “It helps to reduce … muscle soreness, fatigue and give you that sustained energy.” Ribose is made by every cell in the body, but it can be used up quickly when your body needs energy. Because significant ribose concentrations are not found in any foods, Torkos suggested that viewers look for Bioenergy Ribose in supplement form.

Industry titans gather at 2014 Food Ingredients China

April 7th, 2014
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Last month’s FIC China, held March 25-27 at the Shanghai World Expo and Convention Center, was yet another opportunity for the industry’s global giants to learn more about ribose. Michael Crabtree CPT/CSCS, ISSN, CISSN, technical sales manager for Bioenergy Life Science, attended. He had many opportunities to talk about the U.S. ribose market with many attendees who stopped by the booth of our parent company, Chengzhi Life Science.

FIC China is the Asia-Pacific region’s key food event, and one of the largest gatherings of domestic and foreign industry supply chain entities. The show floor featured 300 foreign and 800 domestic companies, ranging from food technologists to trading and communications companies. “Each bay of the convention center was fast-paced and full of assorted natural materials, extracts, and food products to be marketed in the local and global market,” Crabtree reports.

“Astonishingly, there were 21 separate categories of food additives, 33 categories of food ingredients, plus engineering machinery, and myriad products and services. The show also served as an international academic conference spanning industry experts from 17 countries including the United States.”

Crabtree joined such notable attendees as representatives from Mitsubishi, Pepsi, Coca Cola, Cargill, Wild Flavors, Doehler Food, Dupont Nutrition and Dow Chemical. “These companies represent the titans of the international food market, and are seen at food shows across the planet,” he comments. “Whether your objective is to launch new products, gather leads, distribute samples or sell product, FIC is rife with business contacts.”

What’s in JJ Virgin’s gym bag?

April 2nd, 2014
Sport bag

It’s no surprise that Bioenergy Ribose is a must-have in JJ Virgin’s gym bag. This fitness and nutrition expert, who is also a New York Times best-selling author, has embraced a natural approach to health throughout her high-profile career.

“Bioenergy Ribose helps muscles recover faster, so there’s less stiffness and soreness. When I work out, I bring my Virgin Diet All-in-One protein powder with a teaspoon of ribose in a blender bottle. I just add water for a great recovery shake.” She adds that if you are traveling, you can easily pre-sort this combo in little plastic bags.

Everyone from Dr. Phil to high-performance athletes and A-list celebrities have relied on JJ’s expertise. A board certified nutrition specialist, she is also board certified in holistic nutrition and a certified nutrition and fitness specialist.

The contents of JJ’s gym bag also include:
• Dehydrated or low-roasted almonds to stave off hunger. “If you don’t like almonds, you can substitute other nuts.”
• Rhodiola rosea: “This helps fight stress and fatigue. It’s a great workout booster!”
• A super-light pair of Nike or New Balance gym shoes.
• Lululemon workout pants. “I prefer lightweight clothing that doesn’t weigh me down as I’m working out.”

And JJ’s best training tip? “Consider burst training. Scheduling an hour for aerobics class in your already-loaded schedule only creates more stress for both your mind and body. According to Charles Poliquin, aerobic exercise raises cortisol (your stress hormone), accelerates aging and lowers testosterone. Burst training is the efficient, effective antidote to an hours-long gym routine that you can do in just minutes. I love to combine it with weight resistance for the two best kinds of exercise on the planet. You can get both with my 4 x 4 Workout, which fits into your busiest schedule: You can knock the whole thing out in just 15 minutes, three times a week.”

Bioenergy Life Science booth was the place to be during Engredea 2014

March 17th, 2014
Bryce at Bioenergy Booth

It was nonstop action during Engredea 2014, as health and nutrition industry experts from around the country converged at our booth to learn more about Bioenergy Ribose. Among the many highlights were the book signings by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD and the special appearance by Olympic medalist Susan Francia. We were also thrilled when alternative health expert Dr. Bryce Wylde interviewed Dr. Teitelbaum about the link between ribose, energy and fatigue.

Dr. Teitelbaum is a board certified internist and nationally known expert in the fields of chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, sleep and pain. Wylde, who is a frequent guest on The Dr. Oz Show, travels the world in search of beneficial natural ingredients so we were excited that he spent so much time at our booth. We’ll be sharing excerpts from this video interview here, as they become available.

Bioenergy Life Science will exhibit at several more events this year, including:

• BevNet Live: May 14-15, New York

• IFT: June 22-24, Louisiana

• SupplySide West: October 8-9, Nevada

• Hi Europe: December 2-4, The Netherlands

• BevNet Live: December 8-9, California

If you are an industry member, please stop by our booth during one or more of these events. And here’s the good news if you are a consumer: With all the excitement generated by Bioenergy Ribose, you’re likely to find it even more widely available – and in new lines of products – in the near future.