Houston TV viewers learn natural options for boosting energy

April 8th, 2013

Great Day Houston (KHOU TV) viewers enjoyed a valuable segment describing natural, safe alternatives to over-the-counter drugs which may have adverse side effects. For energy, pharmacist Sherry Torkos recommended both green tea and Bioenergy Ribose. She explained that ribose works at a cellular level to help restore energy plus it provides sustained energy. She added that supplemental ribose may also reduce muscle pain and stiffness. Ribose is used by Olympic athletes, people who are serious about fitness, and by others who simply want something that will give them sustained energy.

Chicago TV news viewers learn about benefits of D-Ribose

April 5th, 2013
Bioenergy WLS

ABC 7 News (WLS in Chicago) recently featured a segment on natural energy boosters. Anchors Linda Yu and Sylvia Perez welcomed holistic pharmacist Sherry Torkos, who described better ways to get energy and named a number of alternatives to sugary products including green tea as well as foods and supplements fortified with D-Ribose. Torkos explained that ribose works at the cellular level to provide sustained energy and aid muscle recovery. She commented that products made with D-Ribose are used by Olympic athletes because of their intense physical activity, but may also be used by the average person for their work outs as well as by people coping with daily fatigue who want to boost their energy reserves. She ran out of time before she could also mention that Bioenergy Ribose has a negative glycemic index and does not raise blood sugar levels like most sugars. It is Kosher certified, Halal, allergen free and non-GMO.

Great conversations at RCA’s Culinology Expo

March 25th, 2013
Granola bar on white background

Earlier this month, key members of the Bioenergy Life Science team flew into Charlotte, NC to participate in The Research Chefs Association’s Annual Conference & Culinology Expo. This is the only research and development conference focused on the fast-growing discipline of “culinology” – which the RCA explains is the blending of culinary arts and food science. For us, it was an ideal opportunity to talk with food industry leaders about why they should consider incorporating Bioenergy Ribose in their food and beverage formulations.

Attendees were excited to learn about the ribose energy alternative. “We discussed how ribose can be added to food and beverages, helping to rebuild ATP and make people feel better,” comments Mark Johnson, Vice President of Sales, Functional Foods, who staffed the Bioenergy Life Science booth with Product Development Manager Donna O’Connor.

One of the questions heard throughout the event was, “What is Ribose and will it help us fit a need with today’s consumers?” People were also were very interested in learning how ribose can help them grow their business. There were also a lot of technical and formulation questions.

Explains Johnson: “From college students balancing heavy workloads to adults juggling multiple responsibilities, our everyday life can be draining. More of us are looking for natural foods and beverages that boost and maintain our energy levels without the eventual crash caused by energy stimulants.”

With caffeine and other stimulants coming under increased scrutiny, Bioenergy Ribose is an ideal ingredient for energy beverages. There are also significant opportunities to include ribose in mainstream foods for an energy sustaining benefit. “We talked with R&D and innovation directors about including ribose in granola bars, cereal, energy bars, beverages and even beef jerky,” he confirms. “It was exciting to talk with people representing large food companies as well as smaller companies.”

Johnson told the RCA attendees how ribose fills a need in the functional food and beverage markets. “When we explained how fatigue was one the top health issues in the country, people really saw and understood the benefits of ribose,” he recalls.

The problem with high-caffeine and high-sugar energizers is that they act as a stimulant on users, but then cause them to crash. Unlike most sugars (fructose, sucrose and glucose) which fuel energy recycling, Bioenergy Ribose drives energy maintenance and recovery by actually making energy compounds and keeping them in muscle cells. Bioenergy Ribose also has a negative glycemic index and does not raise blood sugar levels like most sugars.

Bioenergy Ribose is on many major food companies’ “Approved Supplier List” with rigid and consistent standards. It is Kosher certified, Halal, allergen free and non-GMO.

Engredea recap: What a high-energy show!

March 18th, 2013
Jonny signing another book

We had an incredible time introducing Bioenergy Ribose to thousands of people within the health and natural products industry during Engredea, which took place during Expo West 2013. Our team was crazy busy!

We talked with many manufacturers who are interested in adding Bioenergy Ribose to their beverages, chocolates and a variety of other foods. Our bright yellow Bioenergy Ribose sports packs were also a big hit.

Our sincere thanks go out to our celebrity authors. Jonny Bowden and JJ Virgin. With their help, we generated a lot of excitement with book signings, as well as JJ’s shakes and DVDs. And everyone loved our raffle: the winners of the gift basket and book giveaways were thrilled!

Rogue Nutritionist Jonny Bowden in deep conversation with Bioenergy Life Science President Tom VonderBrink.

Rogue Nutritionist Jonny Bowden in deep conversation with Bioenergy Life Science President Tom VonderBrink.

Dr. Jason Theodosakis, author of the New York Times best seller The Arthritis Cure, stopped by our booth during JJ Virgin’s appearance.

Dr. Jason Theodosakis, author of the New York Times best seller The Arthritis Cure, stopped by our booth during JJ Virgin’s appearance.

Rogue Nutritionist says Bioenergy Ribose helps people stick with fitness programs

March 11th, 2013
Running at the fitness club

Too often, we allow things to get in the way of sticking to our fitness resolutions. But don’t give up! There’s still hope even for those who haven’t set foot in the gym in weeks and have already fallen back into old, unhealthy habits. Board Certified Nutritionist and author Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS – known by millions as the Rogue Nutritionist – says starting an exercise program is easy. Sticking with it is the challenge!

He has identified the top four reasons that people abandon their fitness strategies, and reveals his best advice for overcoming them.

1. Your warm bed is more enticing than working up a sweat. “Get an accountability partner,” advises Bowden. “One big reason that people who use personal trainers get better results is that they are committed to showing up for the work outs. So make a verbal commitment to another person to be at the gym. Studies show that people are more likely to follow through on a pledge when they actually make the statement out loud and have something at stake.”
2. You’re too stiff and sore from the last work out. “While some people like that sore feeling because they think it means they accomplished something, most of us could do without the pain. Add ribose (aka D-Ribose) to your exercise program if you don’t want to be burdened by overwhelming muscle soreness and stiffness. Ribose is a natural sugar that our bodies normally make and use in producing energy molecules (ATP), but we can’t save them up. It’s not like rollover minutes. There’s no ribose savings account. You can’t store them for your next work out. That’s why you need supplemental ribose which can be found in some sports nutrition bars, energy drinks and nutritional supplements. Just make sure you are getting two to five grams at a time.”
3. You’re too tired to work out. “Studies show that if you’re dehydrated by as little as two percent, it can lower your performance. Thirst is a lousy indicator of your need for water. By the time you’re feeling thirsty, you’re already dehydrated. Nearly every metabolic process in our body requires water. Picture two bodies of water: One is a cool clear mountain stream that is constantly replenished; the other is a stagnant pond that is full of algae. Which one do you want to represent your body? Be proactive and constantly top off your water supply.”
4. You don’t have the will power to stick with a fitness routine. “If you haven’t developed a habit of fitness, you are far better off exercising early in the day. Experts now know that self-control, or will power, is a like a muscle that can fatigue. Study after study has demonstrated that if you use it a lot during the day, you may run out by the time the evening comes. That’s why people frequently overeat when stressed. If you don’t have the fitness habit, going to the gym requires will power and a certain amount of discipline. If you wait until the end of the day, your “will power muscle” has been fatigued. Go early in the morning until it becomes habit. Plus there’s a side benefit: Now you’ve raised your endorphins, and those positive feelings will spill over into other things throughout your days.”

Bowden believes that anyone can use these suggestions to overcome the typical obstacles keeping them from getting fitter and healthier. “You don’t need expensive equipment or iron-fisted willpower. You just need to be prepared to move beyond the things that have tripped you up in the past.”

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