A spoonful here, a sprinkle there: How to add Bioenergy Ribose into your routine

December 23rd, 2013
coffee with spoon

It seems that everyone is looking for the best way to maintain energy and help our muscles recover faster from exertion. As you’re reading this, food and beverage formulators are creating recipes that include ribose for finished products that may soon be on a store shelf near you. They include everything from breads and dairy products to cereals, confections and beverages.

Here’s the good news: You can start adding clinically proven, patent-protected Bioenergy Ribose to some of your favorite foods and beverages today. It’s very versatile. It dissolves easily into almost anything. And it’s slightly sweet without any aftertaste.

We surveyed the Bioenergy Life Science team. Here are some of our favorite ways to use Bioenergy Ribose:

• Stir it into your coffee or tea. For those mornings when you know you’ve got a busy day ahead, this will help you to maintain your energy reserves.

• Sprinkle it on your oatmeal or cold cereal. Unlike table sugar, ribose won’t cause your blood glucose levels to spike and then crash yet maintains your energy throughout the day.

• Blend it into your post-workout smoothie or protein drink. Ribose will help to reduce muscle cramping and soreness so that you have an easier time sticking with your fitness routine.

• Mix it into your yogurt. If you find yourself running out of energy mid-morning or mid-afternoon, ribose plus the protein in yogurt combine to help replenish your reserves.

Look for products from innovative manufacturers who have already begun to incorporate ribose into their functional food formulations.

Team Ribose wishes each of you a healthful, prosperous and vigorous New Year!

 

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.

 

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.

 

The best power nutrient for re-charging your body’s batteries

October 14th, 2013
man sitting on battery

While there are plenty of professional athletes and die-hard fitness advocates who take Bioenergy Ribose regularly, many other ribose fans don’t fall into one of those categories. They include baby boomers who want to maintain their energy levels throughout each day. Maybe you’re a baby boomer whose energy levels seem to diminish with each passing year. And there are the weekend athletes who are looking for ways to minimize the stiff, sore muscles that plague you every Monday morning.

If Wednesday night league bowling results in Thursday morning muscle fatigue, consider taking ribose before you go to bed, and adding it to your coffee the following morning. 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.

Perhaps you’re a morning person, and you’re looking for a way to maintain your energy so that you’re not hitting the vending machine every afternoon. Supplementing your diet with ribose may be just the help you need to steadily push right past those slumps, without the peaks and valleys associated with sugary or heavily caffeinated energy products.

For even better energy maintenance and muscle recovery, stay on a Bioenergy Ribose regimen (about 3 grams, twice daily) for two weeks. Track your energy levels. Rate your muscle stiffness and soreness. See if you’re able to start increasing your exercise tolerance.

We want to know about your experiences with Bioenergy Ribose. How many milligrams do you take each day? What benefits have you felt? Share your stories on our Facebook page or tweet about them!