NBC morning show segment features natural energy-boosting tips

April 22nd, 2014
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If you’re tired, reaching for Bioenergy Ribose is a safe and effective way to boost your energy levels. Holistic pharmacist Sherry Torkos cautioned Tampa Daytime viewers that some energy drinks are loaded with caffeine and sugar. “They might spike your energy levels temporarily, but then you crash later,” she said. D-ribose, which is used by several Olympic and world-class athletes, “helps to improve energy levels, endurance [and] performance” for anyone trying to exercise or work through a busy day. Torkos added, “It helps to reduce … muscle soreness, fatigue and give you that sustained energy.” Ribose is made by every cell in the body, but it can be used up quickly when your body needs energy. Because significant ribose concentrations are not found in any foods, Torkos suggested that viewers look for Bioenergy Ribose in supplement form.

Five things you should know about ribose

September 30th, 2013
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Autumn is a busy time here at Bioenergy Life Science. We are gearing up for some major industry events, preparing to announce something new for anyone interested in how ribose can help with energy maintenance and muscle recovery, and our Team Ribose athletes are stepping up their training in anticipation of the Olympics and other world games.

Now is a good time to reflect on five things we’d like you to know about ribose, whether you are a food and beverage formulator who is interested in including Bioenergy Ribose in your products, an athlete looking to add ribose to your training arsenal, or simply someone who wants to understand how ribose might be able to satisfy your energy needs.

1. Ribose is natural. 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.

2. Supplementing with ribose may help you reach your fitness goals. 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.

3. Bioenergy Ribose is the only ribose that is affirmed Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). By using Bioenergy Ribose, you will have the benefit of using the world’s premier distributor of D-Ribose while also ensuring that it is not considered “adulterated” for failure to comply with the U.S. FDA.

4. Bioenergy Ribose is patented. Any product containing ribose and designed for increasing or replenishing energy, alleviating soreness or cramping, building lean muscle mass, improving athletic performance or any other application covered by our patent portfolio, must contain only Bioenergy Ribose.

5. Ribose helps lower the glycemic load. Sure it tastes sweet, but it won’t cause blood sugar spikes.

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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.


Back-to-school energy for parents

August 12th, 2013
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If you have school-age kids, you may be bracing yourself for another hectic year of chauffeuring them to and from soccer or band practices and other activities. Your kids may be busy, but it’s you who needs the energy! And you don’t need it just once in a while. You need to maintain your energy levels all day long, often late into the evenings. Bioenergy Ribose is a great way to keep your batteries powered up.

Bioenergy Ribose helps parents counteract the energy drain of everyday life with more natural, more prolonged and sustainable energy. Your morning cup of coffee or the candy bar in the afternoon may give you an initial energy burst, but be cautious about high-caffeine and high-sugar energizers because they can act as stimulants and can cause an eventual crash. They may also interfere with your ability to get restorative sleep at night. Bioenergy Ribose also helps your muscles relax so you’ll sleep better too. (Did you know that it takes more energy to relax a muscle than it does to contract it?)

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 your muscle cells. Bioenergy Ribose also has a negative glycemic index and does not raise blood sugar levels like most sugars.

Bioenergy Ribose has undergone extensive clinical testing, and has been proven effective as a functional ingredient by:

• Providing faster energy recovery

• Increasing energy reserves

• Building ATP in skeletal and cardiac tissue

• Maintaining healthy energy levels in heart and muscle

• Regenerating energy

Other energy tricks for parents:

• Minimize the amount of energy-draining processed foods in your diet.

• Sip on green tea to get caffeine without the jitters. It also contains an amino acid that can help calm your nerves.

• Make sleep a priority, not a luxury. Your body and mind both need time to rejuvenate.

• Keep yourself in good shape by squeezing in exercise, even if it’s 10 minutes at a time. Jump on the exercise bike while you’re waiting for your kids to finish their homework. Or get up 10 minutes earlier and take the dog for a walk. It all adds up. Strive for a total of at least 30 minutes, four times a week.


And remember, by adding Bioenergy Ribose to your daily routine this school year you may finally have the energy to enjoy some of your own favorite activities too!



Team Ribose athletes teach Denver TV viewers how to train and eat like Olympians

August 8th, 2013
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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.