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Can you tell me anything about d-ribose health supplements?

Can you tell me anything about d-ribose health supplements?

D-ribose and ATP: D-ribose is a sugar the body uses in the metabolism of ATP, important in muscle metabolism. It is claimed to increase energy including that of muscles. It has been used in athletics, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, sleep aid and fatigue aid. There are actual genetic disorders helped by d-ribosome. The real question unanswered is long term side effects and double blind trials for proof . ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Can d-ribose help fibromyalgia?

Can d-ribose help fibromyalgia?

Perhaps: ? if d-Ribose can benefit a person with fibromyalgia (FM). I am not aware that this has been studied. Physicians who practice Orthomolecular Medicine believe that if you present the body with the natural materials it uses for internal biochemical processes, those processes will be induced. D-Ribose is used by mitochondria to produce the energy molecule ATP. People w. FM commonly suffer fatigue. ...Read more

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What does d-ribose do?

What does d-ribose do?

Supposedly: Ribose (or D-ribose, which is an isomer) helps to decrease muscle cramping, pain, and improving muscle energy and throughput with exercise. There is no evidence or scientific data that it does anything, but word of mouth and testimonials seem to support the efficacy of ribose in improving exercise duration and performance. ...Read more

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What is d-ribose? Is it safe to add for patients with chf?

What is d-ribose?  Is it safe to add for patients with chf?

Yes: Ribose is one of the building blocks of atp, the energy currency of the body. Your CHF might be due to defective energy metabolism, so ribose might help. ...Read more

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Can d-ribose cause weight gain or does it really help with weight loss?

Can d-ribose cause weight gain or does it really help with weight loss?

May help a bit but:: D-Ribose can be a healthy sugar substitute but isn't a magic weight loss aid. The key to weight loss is longterm diet changes.Sugars & simple carbs from grains esp. cause weight gain. It's also wise to avoid fried foods. I like Dr. Fuhrman's diet: http://tinyurl.com/ktampgg Dr. Weil has useful info: http://tinyurl.com/m8avwzh See his "discuss that" link in his article. Exercise is also important! ...Read more

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What are the advantages when taking a B12 supplement? What foods do I get B12 from naturally?

What are the advantages when taking a B12 supplement? What foods do I get B12 from naturally?

B12: B12 can be energizing for some people and is only in animal products. Vegetarians should consider supplementation. ...Read more

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Are taking probiotic supplements as effective as gaining probiotics naturally from food?

Are taking probiotic supplements as effective as gaining probiotics naturally from food?

Yes: Of course taking foods high in probiotics may be desirable for other reasons, supplements contain a "fixed" amount of probiotics (colonies). Many of the "natural products" like yogurt may have "supplements" added to the product anyway. Your body does not know the difference ...Read more

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What is the best recommended natural food or supplement to grow hair? I have been taking biotin pills for over 1 year now. No noticeable results.

What is the best recommended natural food or supplement to grow hair?  I have been taking biotin pills for over 1 year now. No noticeable results.

There are none: There are no natural foods nor supplements to help grow hair, as long as a person is well nourished with a healthy diet. Malnutrition that leads to poor hair growth is rare in the U.S., but one can take a multivitamin just to be sure she is getting the recommended daily amounts. Some hormonal problems may lead to poor hair, so a primary care doctor can evaluate to see if that may be a problem. ...Read more