Why you may need more sustained energy this winter

December 9th, 2013
Man shovelling and removing snow from his car during a snow storm.

Winter days may be shorter but your need for energy reserves may be greater this time of year. All the more reason to add Bioenergy Ribose to your daily routine. Consider someone who is living in a snowy climate. Winter often means having to dig out of a snow-covered driveway in the morning before fighting rush hour traffic to spend another eight hours at work. Even those who live in sunny Southern California often like to escape to the mountains this time of year for some weekend downhill skiing.

When you’re more active than usual, it makes sense to pay closer attention to how you are maintaining your energy levels. Ribose is a safe, natural and clinically proven way to restore and sustain energy. We all want fewer energy slumps during this busy season, right?

Here are some other ways your body needs extra energy this month. Chances are good that you’re doing more:

• Standing in line at the mall

• Extra trips to the supermarket

• Cooking holiday meals

• Sprucing up the house by heavy cleaning or moving furniture around before out-of-town family arrives

Bioenergy Ribose increases your energy reserves, so you’ll be ready for just about anything this season, from the dash into the store for a last-minute gift to joining a friend on a brisk weekend hike. Plus if you’re using muscles you haven’t used in a while, ribose will help them to recover faster so you’ll spend less time being sore and more time having fun.

To learn more about how ribose can benefit your energy levels and muscle recovery, join us on Facebook or follow the conversations about ribose on Twitter.

 

Bioenergy Ribose: Your answer for a fatigued nation

December 3rd, 2013
Mature man sitting in the garden yawning

Last week, we mentioned that we received enthusiastic feedback from SupplySide West attendees about results of a new ribose/caffeine study. We’re confident that when this information becomes better known, the demand for Bioenergy Ribose will skyrocket among product formulators as well as consumers looking for more effective energy product alternatives.

But just how easy is it to formulate with Bioenergy Ribose? It’s simple!

• It tastes good!

• It acts like sugar in a food system, and is a monosaccharide and a reducing sugar in food.

• It is easily soluble and dissolves in most food systems.

• It is stable in most pHs common in food, ranging through acid, neutral and alkaline.

• It participates in the browning or maillard reaction in food systems, especially upon heating.

• It is compatible with other sugars, carbohydrates and sweeteners in formulations.

• It is compatible in protein-based systems.

• It is compatible with chocolates.

Bioenergy Ribose presents food and beverage manufacturers with a broad spectrum of opportunities. Bioenergy Ribose is an all-natural substance, with a slightly sweet taste, allowing for easy incorporation into the formulations of a variety of nutritional food and beverage products.

Bioenergy Ribose has undergone extensive clinical testing, and has been proven effective as a functional ingredient by providing:

• Faster energy recovery

• Increasing energy reserves

• Building ATP in skeletal and cardiac tissue

• Maintaining healthy energy levels in heart and muscle

• Regenerating energy

Bioenergy Ribose has been clinically evaluated in numerous areas, including sports nutrition and cardiovascular health. For a complete list of published clinical studies on Bioenergy Ribose, visit

www.bioenergyribose.com/the-science/clinical-studies/additional-studies.

 

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.”

 

U.S. Ski Team highlights Team Ribose member Billy Demong

October 29th, 2013
Bill Demong in Bioenergy Ribose tee shirt

The U.S. Ski Team website has an entire page devoted to Team Ribose member Billy Demong. A four-time U.S. Olympian who has won numerous medals in world competitions, Demong is considered one of the best-ever Nordic combined skiers.

Among his recent accomplishments detailed on the website: “The 2013 season saw Demong compete and push his teammates to new levels.” Demong anchored a team that won bronze at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Italy, the first full-team event medal for the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team at any World Championships. Also this year, Demong and his team finished third at the Schonach World Cup stop.

On his use of Bioenergy Ribose, Demong is quoted in Natural Products Insider as saying, “I’ve noticed a remarkably shortened turnaround time between finishing long hard sessions and feeling recovered to go again. I have an enhanced ability to work harder day after day, with each day starting off feeling fresh and ready.”

Demong has a way of inspiring everyone he meets to dig deeper and push harder. Last spring, he wrote in his blog: “Snow is fleeting in most of the world, even the mighty Wasatch. As we watch it dissipate, we realign our training accordingly to find fun and challenging ways to do our workouts.”

Billy Demong always seems to enjoy challenging himself. We’re proud and excited that Bioenergy Ribose is an ingredient in his formula for success.

 

What foods are naturally rich in ribose?

September 25th, 2013
Woman Shopping at Supermarket with Trolley

For sustained energy levels and improved exercise recovery, here’s why it’s important to either supplement your diet with Bioenergy Ribose or choose foods and beverages fortified with ribose.

Ribose is a naturally occurring substance that is made in our cells. Unlike the lycopene in tomatoes, or the resveratrol found in red grapes, significant concentrations of ribose are not found in any foods. When our supply of ATP – the starting point for all cellular energy – is depleted through such things as strenuous exercise or stress, the only way to boost your ribose levels is by supplementation.

Eating a typical candy bar won’t do the trick. Whereas most sugars (fructose, sucrose and glucose) only fuel energy turnover, Bioenergy Ribose drives energy maintenance and recovery by actually making energy compounds and keeping them in muscle cells.

The good news is that ribose is already popular in an array of beverages, snacks (including chocolate bars) and supplements, a trend that industry insiders say is expected to grow. Even though it is sweet, you can consume it with the confidence of knowing that it will not raise your blood sugar. It also reduces the need to use other types of sugars in food and beverage formulations.

You’ll be able to spot products made with 250 mg or more of Bioenergy Ribose per serving by the extra functional claims they make on their packaging, which are supported by extensive clinical testing. These include:

• Speeds energy recovery

• Increases energy reserves

• Rebuilds ATP when depleted in heart and muscle tissue

• Maintains healthy energy levels in heart and muscle tissue

• Regenerates energy

• Reduces onset of muscle cramping and soreness

Patented Bioenergy Ribose is FDA GRAS affirmed, Kosher- and Halal-certified, allergen-free and non-GMO.