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.


Olympian Laura Bennett’s tips for easing yourself out of winter hibernation

March 27th, 2014

After a harsh winter, we’re finally starting to see glimpses of spring. Many of us become more active as the temperatures rise, busy with everything from outdoor sports to gardening. We asked Team Ribose member, Olympian and multiple world championship medalist Laura Bennett, for her tips on getting back into shape.

“If you have had some time off (from your fitness routine), it is important to make sure you get back into exercise slow and cautiously,” she advises. “For example, set up a routine of exercising every day but starting out slowly and conservatively.”

For example, if your exercise is running, Bennett suggests a schedule of walking and running. “Program your stop watch to one-minute run, one-minute walk. Try to build up your total time to an hour each day. So on day one, do a total of 20 minutes. Day two would be 30 minutes, day three: 40 minutes. Day four would be a day off. Then on day five, aim for 50 minutes. Day six, go back to 40 minutes. Then on day seven, set a goal of 60 minutes.

Bennett encourages you to listen to your body, and adjust your goals accordingly as you build up your stamina. “Remember that daily intake of Bioenergy Ribose can minimize sore muscles and muscle cramps so that you won’t be sidelined by pain,” she adds. “It can also help restore muscle energy faster so you’ll be more likely to finish that run, keep up with your kids as they enjoy outdoor play time, or simply complete your spring planting so that you can sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor.”


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.


Where in the world is Team Ribose?

July 2nd, 2013
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Our Team Ribose members are traveling the world! Just as many of us, including elite triathletes Greg and Laura Bennett, gather in Chicago for the Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo, rowing champion Susan Francia will be competing as one of the favorites in the Samsung World Rowing Cup III in Lucerne, Switzerland! Susan won gold and set a world record (5:54.17) in the heat in the eight at the 2012 Samsung World Rowing Cup II. We know she’ll have a remarkable showing in this year’s event. Good luck Susan! We are rooting for you!

Meanwhile, our newestTeam Ribose member Billy Demong will be in the midst of a challenging three-week trip that includes an annual race in Steamboat Springs, CO followed by a ski jumping camp in the Black Forest of Germany. He will then travel to France where he will ride in the Alps for as many as seven hours a day, which follows the Tour de France for several stages.

Team Ribose will also be represented during next month’s Fi South America, taking place in sunny Sao Paulo, Brazil. Bioenergy Life Science Sales Manager Michael Crabtree will be in attendance with our parent company Chengzhi Life Science booth #S57. Fi South America and Hi 013 are expected to attract more than 11,000 food professionals from more than 50 countries. We look forward to meeting with many of our international customers, and building stronger partnerships with our distributors during this event.

Just as Bioenergy Ribose helps everyone from elite athletes to busy moms and 9-to-5’ers maintain their energy, the industry side of the equation is also sustaining strong momentum. There is strong and growing interest in formulating with Bioenergy Ribose because it delivers what the public is seeking: faster energy recovery and better energy reserves without crashes, jitters and other undesirable side effects.

Join the conversation on our Twitter feed and Facebook page today.


Top reasons to see us at the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo

June 25th, 2013
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We are excited to participate in the upcoming Institute of Food Technologists’ IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo, July 13-16 in Chicago. More than 20,000 food professionals from around the world will attend to see – and learn about formulating with – some of the newest products and ingredients. Expect a lot of interest in Bioenergy Ribose because it’s a natural solution to America’s growing demand for sustained energy. Plus, it’s simple to formulate with Bioenergy Ribose, and products made with 250 mg or more of Bioenergy Ribose per serving may make additional functional claims on their packaging.

Here are our top reasons for you to stop by Booth #4440:

Meet Olympic medalists and world-class triathletes Greg and Laura Bennett. The Bennetts will be in our booth #4440 all day on Monday July 15th to talk with you about how supplementing with Bioenergy Ribose helps them to maintain high energy levels during exercise, increases endurance, speeds up recovery time, and reduces muscle stiffness and soreness.

• Sample delicious product prototypes made with Bioenergy Ribose, including:

o Chewy Granola Bars – Ready to eat Oats Honey & Nuts

  • Three toppings: White, Chocolate and Cinnamon Drizzle toppings
  • 500mg Ribose per 16g bar; 1g Protein, 1g Fiber, 3g Fat, per sample bar

o Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie – Ready to eat with dark chocolate drizzle

  • 400mg Ribose per 1 oz. (28g) Baked cookie – Ribose in the dough. Choc Drizzle & Half Dip.

o Liquid Energy Drink Beverage – Ready to drink Tangerine Orange & Berry Pomegranate

  • 3g Ribose per 8 fl. oz. or 1.25% with 60mg Caffeine, B Vitamins 25% RDI & 100% RDI Vitamin C High Acid

Sample some of our customers’ products made with Bioenergy Ribose. These will include:

o Good Cacao Superfood Chocolate Bars:

  • Energy (500 mg Ribose w <10mg caffeine per bar)
  • Recovery (500 mg Ribose w <10mg caffeine per bar).

o Energy 28

o Performance X2

o Code Blue (new packaging)

Watch a highlights video of the 2013 IFTSA Fun Run & Walk, sponsored by Bioenergy Ribose. Have you ever run or walked side-by-side with an Olympic athlete? Greg and Laura Bennett will be participating in this event, representing Team Ribose.

Pick up copies of our new marketing materials. Our new tri-fold brochure describes many of the benefits of formulating with Bioenergy Ribose, as well as the additional product claims that can be made on finished product packaging.

We’ll see you at the show!