Elite athlete Susan Francia renews her commitment to Team Ribose

May 15th, 2013
Susan Francia

Bioenergy Ribose continues to earn the loyalty of some of the world’s most accomplished athletes. Two-time Olympic champion and five-time world champion rower Susan Francia has renewed her commitment to represent Team Ribose.

Francia has said, “I take Bioenergy Ribose because it helps my endurance during workouts and muscle recovery when I’m done. Bioenergy Ribose helps me consistently perform my best with the world’s fastest rowers.”

She has been a member of the U.S. Rowing National team since 2005. In addition to winning the five world championship titles, she set a new world best time in the women’s 8+. She also won gold in Beijing as a member of the 2008 Olympic rowing team. Her achievements have earned her a second-place ranking among the world’s female rowers.

Bioenergy Ribose has been shown in clinical trials to increase athletic performance. During intense exercise, the body’s energy stores are dramatically depleted. Ribose is the rate limiting factor in maintaining and rebuilding these depleted energy molecules. Supplementing with Bioenergy Ribose helps maintain high energy levels during exercise to increase endurance for optimal performance and speeds up recovery time and reducing stiffness and soreness.

“Everyone’s always looking at what everyone else is taking. So when I got a big shipment of Bioenergy Ribose, my teammates noticed and started taking it as well,” she recalled in a 2012 interview. “… They really liked the effects that it had for their recovery.”

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Olympian Billy Demong joins Team Ribose

May 7th, 2013
Bill Demong in Bioenergy Ribose tee shirt

Another amazing elite athlete has joined Team Ribose! 2010 Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist Billy Demong reports that he is already seeing the benefits of adding Bioenergy Ribose to his fitness regimen as he prepares for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. As a Team Ribose member, Billy will also appear in future Bioenergy Ribose ads and at many of our events.

“I was turned on to Ribose through friends who had taken the product, and knew some of the incredible testimonials of other endurance athletes including Greg and Laura Bennett and Olympic Champion Susan Francia,” Billy says. “I started taking the product several weeks ago which is perfect timing as we are in a huge volume base-building phase and recovery from all of the endurance training and strength sessions is critical. 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. In the past week alone I’ve biked, run and skied over 250 miles with over 40,000 vertical feet of climbing, lifted weights three times for two hours and raced a 75-mile road race and I’ve only had one day off!”

With a career on the snow of more than 15 years, Billy has produced some staggering numbers and memorable moments as America’s best-ever Nordic combined skier. Nordic combined is a rigorous winter sport in which athletes compete in both cross-country skiing and ski jumping.

In addition to his Gold and Silver Medal Performance at the 2010 Olympic Games (where he was elected by his fellow Team USA athletes to be the Flag Bearer at the Closing Ceremony), he is already a four-time Olympian, a 21-time World Cup Medalist (nine of which are gold), a record-setting nine-time U.S. World Team member and an eight-time U.S. National Champion.

An avid cyclist, Billy finished second overall in the High Uinta Classic Stage Race from Kamas, Utah to Evanston, Wyoming.

Watch for Billy to give some exciting reports as a member of Team Ribose. “I’m very excited to utilize the resources of the US Ski Team’s sport science to test and quantify some of the benefits to Bioenergy Ribose for my training and recovery through daily strength and fitness monitoring including isometric push tests, jump power, VO2 max, Lactate Threshold and daily heart rate monitoring,” he says. “I want to use these results to share with other people and athletes the benefits of proper planning and monitoring of training and nutrition.”

 

Join Team Ribose!

April 29th, 2013
Just taking a breather

The ribose revolution has begun! From the people who make the ribose-fortified foods and beverages that help us keep up with our active lifestyles, to all those who consume these products, we’re all part of an exciting trend. Store shelves will soon be stocked with even more brands that are less reliant on stimulants and more reliant on natural ingredients such as Bioenergy Ribose to help maintain energy, reduce fatigue and recover faster.

Who is Team Ribose? You are! By choosing to consume – or formulate a product with – Bioenergy Ribose, you become a member of our rapidly growing team. Team Ribose members include elite athletes preparing for their next competition, busy parents trying to keep pace with their children’s schedules, business people who have found a way to overcome that afternoon slump, college students needing to stay focused and alert in class, food and beverage manufacturers who add ribose to their delicious formulations, and retailers who make room for ribose-fortified products on their store shelves.

Did you know …

• Patented Bioenergy Ribose is the only ribose that can legally be used in the U.S. for foods, beverages and supplements?! Bioenergy Ribose is the subject of 24 issued and pending patents in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, China and Australia.

• Under new Food and Drug Administration regulations, every energy drink ingredient must carry a Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) designation. Bioenergy Ribose is the only GRAS ribose and affirmed so by the US FDA. Therefore, if an energy drink contains ribose, it must be Bioenergy Ribose.

Bioenergy Ribose is the same ingredient used in the extensive body of clinical research on which all of the patents – and claims you see on product packaging – are based.

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Why Athletes And Weekend Warriors Prefer Ribose For Energy Recovery

February 15th, 2013

Reacting to headlines, consumers appear to be growing more cautious about their energy product consumption. At least one beverage industry report indicates that sales of two leading caffeine-based energy products have declined considerably. But this doesn’t mean an end to this burgeoning category … just a shift to something better. All-natural Bioenergy Ribose is quickly becoming a favored alternative for regenerating energy.

Unlike caffeine – a stimulant that takes the energy you have and burns through it faster – ribose works with your body’s natural processes to help replace your depleted energy stores. It has also been proven to be safe and effective by many clinical and laboratory studies. In fact, more than 70 scientific publications describe its heart and muscle benefits.
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