D-Ribose — Energizer and Fatigue
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Unless you’ve really experienced fatigue you cannot understand the
powerful nature of it; powerful enough to bring the seemingly strongest
person to their knees. I recall talking to someone about an event that
was going to be in the evening. I had expressed my concern that I
wouldn’t feel well then and I said something very generic like, “I’m
tired right now just talking.”
Ok first off never refer to fatigue as being tired, that was my mistake
then. Because that was relayed and I got a call from someone telling
me, “Just get a really good night’s sleep the night before.” Oiy Vey!
But recovering from fatigue is what it’s all about and how to do that
means as you well know if you have CFS, much more than getting a good
night’s sleep. You have to stay tight within a healing formula, the one
I recommend is:
Real whole food diet + restorative sleep + elimination of toxins and stressors
+ being positive and hopeful + regular graded exercise and pacing +
consistency + time = healing and health.
And aside from good diet and everything else it takes there are
numerous supplements that also help. One of them is D-Ribose. Remember
supplements only augment the healing formula they don’t replace it. If
you aren’t doing it all including eating a real whole food diet then
don’t waste your money on supplements.
In your body energy production requires ATP, NADH, and FADH, molecules
that are made from B vitamins, adenine and Ribose. Adenine is plentiful
in your body and you can supplement with B vitamins but Ribose isn’t
found in food only created in the body in a slow laborious process. In
CFS your body depletes Acetyl-L-Carnitine and Ribose causing a cascade
of energy depleting problems.
D-Ribose is a simple, five-carbon sugar found naturally in our bodies.
When you consume Ribose your body uses it for making the energy
molecule that powers our hearts, muscles, brains, etc. The amount of
adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in your cells determines whether you’ll be
fatigued or energized and Ribose is the key building block of ATP.
Without enough Ribose you cannot make ATP and end up with fatigue. You
have to have Ribose available in order to power the body.
Normally you have all the Ribose you need. But in CFS you are overly
depleted and your body is chronically stressed; your cells cannot make
enough Ribose quickly enough to recover from any exertion. The result
of Ribose depletion is chronic, persistent pain, stiffness, soreness,
and overwhelming fatigue.
Studies have shown an average 44.7%
increase in energy after just 3
weeks of supplementing with Ribose.
DOSE: During the first 3 weeks
take 5 grams (5000 mg) three times a day
and follow with twice a day.
Honestly I don’t take tons of supplements but I do take D-Ribose
because I’ve found it truly works to combat fatigue and give me energy.
Original Document Source: D-Ribose—Energizer
and Fatigue Fighting Supplement
The M+G+R Foundation
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