Ribose for energy?

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    Sep 14, 2009 11:29 PM GMT

    So i get constant realAge mails sent to my email and i usually ignore em unless they sound interesting.. this is the first time i've ever seen it advise to take a supplement O.o (although i'm sure this happens all the time...)

    D-Ribose ? Does anyone have any advice about this supplement? It sounds like it's pretty powerful stuff but as always with energy supplements i'm a bit freaked about side-effects and such. Has anyone used it? Does anyone know anything about it? Should i bother looking into it? I often have fatigue issues and i'm sure it's based on my eating habits more than anything (when i get too busy with school, i start to skip meals) but i get PLENTY of sleep (and always eat well before/after).

    so - should i give ribose a shot? or is there a better supplement? (preferably natural / an actual food... i hate taking powders/pills)
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    Sep 15, 2009 9:14 AM GMT
    Ribose is a naturally occurring sugar and not that powerful. It may be beneficial in treating fatigue and muscle soreness in individuals suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. Side effects are minimal and include diarrhea and dizziness. Ribose is found in many energy drinks.

    The most common cause of fatigue is mental...depression, anxiety, burn out from over work, stress and so forth...There is long list of medical problems that can cause cause fatigue ranging from thyroid problems to anemia .
    If your fatigue is from one of the above conditions, no food or supplement is going to be very effective. Fatigue is one of the most common problems encountered by physicians.

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    Oct 16, 2009 1:20 PM GMT
    I take D-Ribose tablets, 2 of 1500mg, before or during a workout and I notice a sustained sense of being 'fueled' for a more intense workout.

    I take it maybe twice a week though I workout 7 days. I don't want to rely on any substance for my energy.

    A booster like D-Ribose can help you to realize just how intensely you can push yourself....and just how good that intensity feels.

    You may find, as I do, that you'll demand more from your training after you've experienced the extra boost of a supplement, even when you're not taking it.