What foods are naturally rich in ribose?

September 25th, 2013
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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.

 

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.

 

Chicago TV news viewers learn about benefits of D-Ribose

April 5th, 2013
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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.

What is ribose, and how does it work?

April 1st, 2013
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Every cell in our body makes ribose. Ribose is the rate-limiting compound in the production of energy compounds called Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), which are like fuel for our cells. ATP provides us with the energy to run our bodies. It releases energy much like burning wood releases heat (energy) as its carbon bonds break. Our bodies are great at recycling. Each ATP molecule in our bodies gets used up and regenerated about 10,000 times a day.

If your body is rapidly using your stores of ATP (for instance when you go for a jog or shovel snow) and it doesn’t have enough ribose on hand to replenish its energy compounds, then it’s got to make them another way. That alternative process can be slow, and it may even result in an unhealthy accumulation of toxic molecules.

Meanwhile, as you wait for your body to create more ATP, you will still be in a recovery mode. That’s why you may still feel sluggish, stiff or sore even after you’ve rested for a while.

Some cells make ribose quickly. Others – including cells in your heart and muscles – make it very slowly because they are designed to preserve glucose. But when you supplement with ribose, your body will be able to quickly rebuild the depleted ATP and you’ll recover from exercise much faster. You also won’t fatigue as quickly, so you may be able to train longer and harder.

What you should know about supplementing with ribose
Unlike most sugars (fructose, sucrose and glucose) which fuel energy recycling, Bioenergy Ribose is a functional ingredient that drives energy maintenance and recovery by actually making energy compounds and keeping them in muscle cells. Bioenergy Ribose’s helps your body to rebuild and maintain energy compounds which helps fight fatigue and increase recovery.

Bioenergy Ribose also has a negative glycemic index and does not raise blood sugar levels as do most sugars.

Bioenergy Ribose is manufactured to the highest standards in the industry. It is FDA GRAS-affirmed (Generally Recognized As Safe), and is certified pure. Bioenergy Life Science, Inc., manufacturer of Bioenergy Ribose, conducts continuous and rigorous quality assurance tests to meet customers’ needs. Bioenergy Life Science also protects the integrity of its Ribose with patents on its use in the U.S. and other countries through the company’s all-inclusive patent portfolio. British Retail Consortium, a leading global safety and quality certification program, also gave Bioenergy Life Science an A-level rating, the highest, for its exclusive manufacturing facility. This gives our customers security in knowing that the products produced in our facility are manufactured to the highest industry standards.

Great conversations at RCA’s Culinology Expo

March 25th, 2013
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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.