Saturday Evening Post feature mentions ribose for sustained energy

September 3rd, 2013
Saturday Evening Post

Saturday Evening Post Medical Editor Wendy Braun recently interviewed popular author and board-certified nutritionist Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, to get his recommendations for powering through your days. The article, Six Energizers from Dr. Jonny Bowden, lists Bowden’s tried-and-true tips for having enough energy to enjoy all of your activities.

Bowden (aka The Rogue Nutritionist) is a nationally known expert on weight loss, nutrition and health. His simple, straightforward approach to wellness makes him a sought-after guest on TV and radio. So we were thrilled when, after narrowing his energy tips down to just six, ribose made the cut.

“I play tennis eight to nine times a week, without a day to relax and re-boot,” he says in the article. “I take Bioenergy Ribose to replenish my ribose storehouse.”

Bowden’s other tips involve sleep, avoiding a carbohydrate overload in your diet, choosing energy bars that contain a sufficient amount of protein, snacking on the right foods before and after a workout, and sipping the certain beverages throughout the day.

Achieving third-party recognition from a publication as important as the Saturday Evening Post is quite an honor. The Saturday Evening Post has been in publication for nearly 300 years, and is the oldest magazine in the United States. Its editorial content is reinforced with an advisory board of renowned experts in their fields.

The Jonny Bowden interview by Wendy Braun first appeared on the magazine’s website. A longer article, including more information about ribose, will appear in the print version to be published this month.



Team Ribose athletes teach Denver TV viewers how to train and eat like Olympians

August 8th, 2013
Bennetts Denver

Professional athletes Greg and Laura Bennett work out for a living, and revealed to Colorado’s Best host Joana Canals that their top fitness secret is Bioenergy Ribose. These Team Ribose members, who have competed in the Olympics, Ironman and World Cup competitions, were at KWGN-TV in Denver to share their training and nutrition tips with viewers. They explained that they add Bioenergy Ribose in their morning coffee and take it again before bed each night to help their muscles to relax and recover. “It keeps the battery going all day long,” commented Greg.

Ribose is a five-carbon sugar that our bodies naturally make and use in producing energy molecules (ATP). These world-champion athletes understand that when we push our bodies to their limits, demand for ribose may outpace our ability to make more of it.

The Bennetts also reminded viewers that nutrition is the body’s fuel, and the right nutrition helps you get the most from your training. Their meals include egg whites, turkey, chicken, fish and avocado. They also discussed why they sometimes eat gluten-free foods.

The Bennetts recently announced that they have qualified for the Ironman 5150 (Des Moines, Iowa, September 1st) and 70.3 (Las Vegas, September 8th) World Championships. Qualifying for these events was a priority for each of them for 2013. Laura will also make her full Ironman debut at the North American Ironman Championships (Mont-Tremblant, Canada) on August 18th.


Look who’s talking about Bioenergy Ribose and energy

August 5th, 2013

Americans are craving better energy solutions, and the industry is buzzing about Bioenergy Ribose’s emerging importance in this category. Two leading industry publications – Natural Products Insider and Prepared Foods – both featured Bioenergy Ribose prominently in July. Authors at both publications were focused on studies that indicate ribose has the ability to help restore energy to muscles after intense workouts.

Natural Products Insider: Special Edition

This was a unique, digital edition of this well-read industry publication. In her Viewpoint column, Editor-in-Chief Sandy Almendarez commented, “I also keep a few supplements in my routine that give me that extra oopmh. Ribose and maca are my current favorites.”

The feature article by Pete Croatto, Get Up and Go: Energizing supplements are keeping consumers active through their busy days, is (excuse the pun) eye-opening. Croatto reports that according to SPINS, “sales of vitamins and supplements marketed for energy support tallied nearly USD $700 million in natural and conventional outlets for the 52 weeks ending May 11, 2013.

Croatto highlighted the expanding body of evidence supporting the effectiveness of ribose, explaining that: “The naturally occurring pentose sugar provides a key building block for producing the “energy molecule” adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in every cell.” He further explained that researchers have associated supplementation with D-ribose with enhanced recovery of high-energy phosphates as well as heart/skeletal muscle ATP following high-intensity exercise; reduction in free radical formation; and modulation of the production of oxygen free radicals during and following exercise which results in less inflammation.

Prepared Foods

Mark Anthony, PhD included ribose in his article entitled The Next Generation of Nutraceuticals. After explaining that the body’s stores of ATP are very limited, he writes about the evidence suggesting that “ATP-depleted muscles respond favorably to ribose supplementation that can help muscle cells recover from stress by supplying the base carbohydrate for ATP synthesis.” He adds that ribose may … increase “the power of heart muscles contractions that send blood to its destination.”

The inclusion of ribose in both of these feature articles about the exciting trends in energy ingredients is further confirmation that we are on the cusp of something big. Bioenergy Ribose is also versatile, lending itself to many different food and beverage applications. For example, it is Kosher- and Halal-certified, allergen-free and non-GMO. It is simple to incorporate, and blends easily with other ingredients and flavors, and may be an ideal complement to caffeine. Contact us for more information about formulating with Bioenergy Ribose.


Major food companies have approved Bioenergy Ribose

July 8th, 2013
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Whereas some functional ingredients are only available in a limited number of foods and beverages – and are only beginning to earn the trust of major food companies – patented Bioenergy Ribose appears on the “approved supplier list” maintained by many major food companies. That’s in great part because it is manufactured to rigid standards. It is also FDA GRAS-affirmed.

Bioenergy Ribose is also versatile, lending itself to many different food and beverage applications. For example, it is Kosher- and Halal-certified, allergen-free and non-GMO. Benefits to enjoying products made with Bioenergy Ribose include:

• It helps maintain energy in your muscles during exercise or exertion. Whether you have a strenuous job, you spend your days chasing after a toddler, or you are training for athletic competition, Bioenergy Ribose helps to supply energy when you need it.

It improves the production of energy compounds when depleted. You may have more energy to accomplish tasks, even if you only have time for short breaks in an otherwise long work day.

• It drives energy maintenance and recovery. Have you ever sat down after strenuous activity, and felt as if you never wanted to get back up again? That’s your body telling you that it needs more time to re-charge its batteries. Bioenergy Ribose will help shorten that recovery time.

• It makes energy compounds and keeps them in muscle cells. When you need access to energy, your muscles are more likely to be ready.

• It has a negative glycemic index. Yes, this really is a mildly sweet, naturally occurring sugar that will not send you on that blood sugar rollercoaster ride!

Why continue to feel mid-morning sluggishness or suffer from afternoon energy slumps? Products made with Bioenergy Ribose help to fight fatigue and provide you with natural, sustained energy throughout the day.


Bioenergy Ribose may reduce your muscle recovery time

June 11th, 2013
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Have your muscles ever felt “rubbery” after an intense workout? Maybe your legs felt weak and shaky while you were in the midst of a strenuous home improvement project, or after a particularly long jog. That could be your muscles telling you that they are fatigued and need some recovery time. After exercise, your body needs time to normalize your blood pressure, body temperature and blood flow into your muscles. It must also replenish your cellular energy (ATP).

The faster you recover, the harder and longer you may be able to work your muscles without the risk of overtraining. Good hydration and proper nutrition are essential to the recovery process. Bioenergy Ribose also helps to speed muscle tissue recovery after exercise in some important ways:

• If there’s sufficient ribose present in cells or circulating blood, it helps to preserve existing energy compounds in your cells.

• Ribose accelerates energy synthesis. It helps to keep your ATP energy stores more fully stocked.

Ribose can’t be built up in your tissues, or stored in your bloodstream for long periods of time. To get the most benefit, supplement with Bioenergy Ribose immediately before and after exercising.

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