We’re quenching thirsts and re-energizing IFT 2014 attendees

June 23rd, 2014
IFT 2014, Billy Demong, Bioenergy Ribose

The Bioenergy Life Science booth #3257 at IFT 2014 in New Orleans is bustling with activity! Thirsty attendees are quenching their thirst, and re-booting their energy levels, with four flavors of Titan Tea by Chill Brands, LLC, made with three grams of Bioenergy Ribose per serving.

Most are also succumbing to our array of tempting treats made with ribose including big hits: Good Cacao’s Energy (coconut) and Zipp Foods’ Peak Energy tablets.

Our Team Ribose athletes – Greg Bennett, Laura Bennett and Billy Demong, are doing an excellent job of explaining to visitors exactly how ribose has safely benefited their daily routines, giving them sustainable energy and helping with their muscle recovery.

They also report having a blast during the IFTSA Fun Run & Walk in Audubon Park, where they finished strong! Bioenergy Life Science is proud to have again sponsored this event, which raised a record-breaking $107,000 for Feeding Tomorrow undergraduate and graduate food science scholarships.

 

Visit our team at IFT 2014 – Booth #3257

June 9th, 2014
2014 IFT

Meet Elite Athletes Billy Demong, and Greg and Laura Bennett

The buzz about energy products is getting stronger, and Bioenergy Ribose is sweetening the conversations. Just ask Olympian Billy Demong, or triathletes Greg and Laura Bennett, how Bioenergy Ribose safely helps them achieve sustained energy and reduce muscle soreness. They will be in our booth #3257 during the show.

Bioenergy Life Science is also a sponsor of the 2014 IFTSA Fun Run & Walk, benefitting Feeding Tomorrow undergraduate and graduate food science scholarships. All three endurance athletes will participate in this event, representing Team Ribose. The run starts at 6:15 a.m. on Monday June 23 in Audubon Park.

Already popular in many beverages and supplements, all-natural Bioenergy Ribose can improve the nutritional profile and benefit claims of your food and beverage applications. Be sure to taste our samples! This year, we’ll have Good Cacao’s Energy (pomegranate) and Cardio (toasted coconut) SuperFood chocolate bars, Zipp Foods’ Peak Energy tablets, Go Fast energy drinks, Titan Tea and Bazi All Natural Energy Shots.

Bioenergy Ribose, a 5-carbon monosaccharide, works by regulating the body’s natural energy synthesis. It helps muscles regenerate lost energy. Think of it as helping to level your body’s energy supply versus its demand for energy. Whether you’re training for a marathon or just trying to get through your busy day, using ribose will help keep your heart and muscles healthy, and you feeling more energized.

Bioenergy Ribose has more than 30 issued or pending patents, and its benefits are documented by more than 110 clinical studies. Its safety is evidenced by its GRAS status (including a “no questions letter” from the FDA). Bioenergy Ribose also meets or exceeds many quality standards that include Grade-A Level Certification from the BRC and kosher certification. It’s also non-GMO and gluten-free.

 

What’s the best way to maintain physical endurance once you’ve reached your 40s?

May 26th, 2014
Greg Bennett 2-2

In part two of our interview with Team Ribose triathlete Greg Bennett, he discloses his personal strategies for staying in competition-ready shape.

BLS: By the time people hit 40, the aches and pains start to become more of a daily reminder of their age. How have you countered that?

GB: The key for aging well into the 40s is to keep moving. The body is giving more and more hints that it would like to slow down. It is a little harder to walk first thing in the morning and the recovery time does take longer. Intense workouts are fewer and further apart. The intense phases of training blocks during the year are getting shorter. Ribose helps reduce muscle recovery time as well as pain, so if it’s not part of your regimen yet, you should consider it.

BLS: Are you saying that it’s okay to give into the temptation to slow down?

GB: I’m saying that there is still tremendous potential for the body. The aerobic engine is still functioning at its highest and the strength is still in the body. The good news is, the work we did in our 20s and 30s is still in us. If we can just keep moving we don’t have to work as hard as we did in our 20s and 30s to be successful. We just need to manage what we have.

BLS: Do you have any specific tips?

GB: Don’t go searching for too much. The areas where we need to be very careful are the higher intensity workouts. Searching for too much speed or power in our 40s can be dangerous. These intense workouts take more finesse in our 40s. I use Phil Dumphy’s quote from the TV series Modern Family when doing more intense work, “smooth is fast and fast is smooth”.

More time is also needed for warming the body up. I now warm up at a much slower pace. If we listen our bodies, they will tell us when they’re ready to get going. I’ve gone out for runs where I’ve started so slowly that walkers go straight on by. But, I listen to some music and just keep moving. Ten minutes later I realize, wow I’m actually moving okay. The body will slowly let go.

BLS: Any final advice for people in their 40s who haven’t maintained a fitness routine their entire adult lives, as you have?

GB: Do something every day. Even 10 minutes of activity is better than nothing at all. If you take a day off, it only makes the next day you start back much harder. If you’ve had some time off, don’t stress. Start back slowly. Begin week one with 5-10 minutes every day and build the weeks gradually. Within two months, you may find doing 30 minutes every day is not so bad.

Remember, the only thing we truly own for our entire lives is our own bodies. The better we look after it, the better it will perform, it’s worth the investment.

 

A passion for fitness: Team Ribose triathlete Greg Bennett reveals endurance tips for each decade of your life

May 19th, 2014
GregBennett

Olympic triathlete Greg Bennett has said that taking Bioenergy Ribose gives him the energy and quick recovery he needs to keep up with athletes half is age. His is an inspiring career, and in part one of this interview with Bioenergy Life Science (BLS), he shares more advice for staying in good shape throughout each stage of your life.

BLS: Why were you so excited to talk about fitness, and the physical changes as we age?

GB: I was anxious because most people talking about ‘ages and stages” begin by discussing worn-out joints and the like. I want to start with the one thing that I believe leaves us first as we age. That thing is Passion. Once the passion to keep the routine, to do the work and be excited about the performance leaves us, everything else will also leave.

BLS: How has passion factored into your successes?

GB: Keeping the passion alive is critical to keeping the body performing physically, mentally and emotionally at its best. Finding a passion, and fueling that passion constantly will make the physical changes to the body as you age much easier to manage. Passion is the one thing that I believe separates me from all the other aging athletes. I’m a 42-year-old professional triathlete, competing for my 29th year in Triathlon, 21 of those years as a professional. I am still winning major events. I’ve had to adjust my training as I age, but this adjustment has never been difficult so long as the flame is still alight.

BLS: What’s one of the biggest misconceptions about how our bodies respond to training as we age?

GB: I’ve often laughed when I’ve heard someone say, “I’ve finally figured out the right training routine.” I laugh, because they have figured the right training routine for today. One month, six months, a year or two from now, the body will not respond the same way it did when we were younger. We are always changing. The decisions we made yesterday will always effect today and tomorrow.

BLS: What should people in their 20s understand about training and endurance?

GB: The body is still making changes after the teenage years. Strength, power and speed all come pretty easily. The body recovers quickly, ready to take on the next day again and again. The aerobic engine builds and the body becomes more efficient at the movement patterns that are being constantly trained into it. Injuries still happen, but the body’s ability to recover quickly in its 20s allows us to get going with less time on the sidelines.

BLS: What happens once you hit your thirties?

GB: I call this time the “Golden 30s”. In an endurance sport like triathlon, the 30s are the golden age for peak performance, so long as you keep the passion alive. The body is still fast, strong and powerful. But now we add more efficiency of movement and the aerobic engine is far more developed. Looking back at my career, my 30s were when I had my greatest successes: Winning the World Triathlon series twice in my early 30s, the world’s richest triathlon series purse three times in my mid-30s, and the world’s richest one-day prize purse at 39. Obviously this doesn’t just happen. I believe I’ve trained harder than anyone else on the planet. I’ve backed up this training with loads of recovery work. (Massage three to four times a week, chiropractors once a week, and loads of time using foam rollers etc.) And of course, Bioenergy Ribose to help speed muscle recovery. Most importantly, I’ve kept my passion alive.

 

Too sore to work out?

August 26th, 2013
sore muscles

Whether you are just starting a fitness program, or you’ve decided to step it up a few notches, that old phrase “no pain, no gain” doesn’t fly if you’re too sore to move off the couch. Muscle stiffness and pain can keep you from meeting your fitness goals. You probably don’t want to rest for days at a time while your muscles recover from the exertion. Take a tip from professional athletes: try using Bioenergy Ribose to speed up your muscle recovery time.

While some people like that stiff, sore feeling because they think it means they accomplished something, most of us could do without the pain. Olympic and World Cup triathletes Greg and Laura Bennett work out for a living. They are always trying to train harder, and often deal with muscle stiffness and soreness. Their secrets for faster muscle recovery include:

Epsom salt baths. Laura Bennett starts many mornings with an Epsom salt bath to help warm up her muscles. Epsom salts are a combination of magnesium and sulfate, and have been used for generations for their soothing properties.

• Bioenergy Ribose. The Bennetts add Bioenergy Ribose to their morning coffee and take it again before bed each night. Energy recovery and tissue repair are slower in your muscle cells, especially when your energy stores have been depleted. By driving the process that replenishes ATP and other energy components in these cells, ribose helps to shorten recovery time, and to reduce cramping and soreness.

• Light stretches. It only takes about five minutes to increase the nourishing blood flow into your muscles.

• Massages. Massages help to work out the kinks and improve blood flow. There are more than 80 different types of massage styles, so it’s important to talk with the massage therapist about the type of muscle pain you are experiencing, your goals for the massage, and how frequently you might need one. Deep tissue and sports massages are two versions that might be beneficial for exercise-related muscle pain and stiffness.

Here are two more incentives to add Bioenergy Ribose to your daily regimen. Did you know that “delayed onset muscle soreness” – those aches that sometimes don’t show up for a day or two after exertion – is partially caused by energy deprivation? Ribose supplementation can help diminish this common cause of post-workout pain and stiffness.

And, by shortening muscle recovery time and helping you to maintain a higher energy level, you’ll be more apt to stay active. Regular exercise will help to reduce future muscle strains and injuries. That’s how ribose can lead to fitness gains with much less pain!

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