Thirsty? Why it may be smart to reach for a D-Ribose-infused beverage.

July 7th, 2014
energy drinks, Titan Tea

Whether you’re playing a game of touch football with the gang, or getting the vegetable garden in good shape, being active in the summer heat can drain your energy. On its own, dehydration can make you feel tired. But when you add in muscle fatigue and soreness, it may be time to quench your thirst with a tasty beverage infused with Bioenergy Ribose. There is a growing number of options.

Bioenergy Ribose, a 5-carbon monosaccharide, works by regulating the body’s natural energy synthesis. It helps muscles regenerate lost energy, and to reduce muscle soreness. Think of it as helping to level your body’s energy supply versus its demand for energy.

Stock up on one or more of these beverages, so that you’ll have them chilled and ready to enjoy the next time you’re thirsty and in need of sustained energy.

Titan Tea: Made with three grams of Bioenergy Ribose per bottle, these naturally low calorie beverages also contain a balanced formula of minerals including calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium to support hydration. It is available in Lemon Black Tea, Raspberry Black Tea, Peach Green Tea and Pomegranate Green Tea.

Go Fast Energy Drinks: Go Fast’s formula is free of preservatives, aspartame and high fructose corn syrup. Go Fast is available in a variety of flavors including Authentic (original), Coconut, Sports GFTea, Lemonade Lime Hybrid and Berry Energy Hybrid, as well as a Light option. Each flavor contains 91 mg of Bioenergy Ribose per serving.

U-ADE: This is the first-ever sport-specific performance drink, with unique formulas specific to soccer, basketball, baseball, softball and football. Each formula contains antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, and natural flavors and colors. Both U-ADE Soccer formulas contain 500 mg per serving of Bioenergy Ribose.

And if you prefer to sip, consider the 2.5-ounce berry-flavored Bazi All-Natural Energy Shots. These are a blend of eight superfruits plus 1500 mg of Bioenergy Ribose per serving.

Beverages made with Bioenergy Ribose give you more lasting energy, and help you to re-charge faster so that you’ll be able to enjoy more summer fun.

 

Energy drinks: The advantages of combining Bioenergy Ribose and caffeine

April 22nd, 2013
Energy drink cans

Are you one of those people who just can’t function until they’ve had their morning cup of coffee? Join the crowd! About 90 percent of Americans consume caffeine daily. In addition to coffee, tea or cola, energy drinks made with caffeine are growing in popularity. So it may surprise you to learn that caffeine does not produce energy. It acts as a stimulant. Here’s why combining ribose and reasonable doses of caffeine may be a logical synergy.

Caffeine stimulates the brain’s cortex, stimulating the body’s ‘fight or flight’ stress response and increasing adrenaline levels. This causes us to temporarily feel more alert, less drowsy and in a better mood. (Who hasn’t known someone who spurns conversation until they’ve finished their first cup of coffee?)

But when caffeine’s effects begin to diminish and those levels of adrenaline decrease (the half-life for caffeine in healthy adults is about five hours), we may start to feel fatigued and possibly even a little depressed. Some of us may try to counteract these feelings by reaching for more caffeine. Consuming too much caffeine may lead to sleep disorders, increased heart rate, as well as feelings of nervousness, headaches, occasional lightheadedness, and the “jitters.” In some cases, it can even exacerbate stress.

This is why Bioenergy Ribose may be an ideal complement to caffeine, and offer a real advantage when included in energy drinks. Ribose enhances ATP recovery following stress without significant adverse effects. It also enhances muscle performance and increases tolerance to stress. Studies have also found that ribose may enhance sleep quality and duration, and may improve vitality, social outlook and mental awareness.

It makes sense that beverage formulas featuring both ingredients should produce the combined benefits of ribose and caffeine, while ribose also helps to mitigate some of caffeine’s less desirable effects. The result may be energy products that give us that boost we crave plus enhanced sports performance, and that are better at reducing the energy drain and other unwanted effects we might feel as the result of a caffeine “crash.”