Ribose is a simple, five-carbon monosaccharide, or pentose sugar, found in body cells. It is the backbone of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a key molecule in the metabolic cycle that provides energy to cells. Ribose regulates reactions that rebuild ATP. Bioenergy Inc., a leading developer of nutritional applications for ribose, announces that its BIOENERGY brand of cost-effective ribose has gained GRAS status. The company notes that the product is safe in amounts of up to 20g per day. The supplement delivers increased energy and endurance, faster recovery times after exercise, and significant reductions in muscle cramping and soreness. This is especially important for athletes who workout three to four times a week, which may not provide enough rest time between sessions for ATP levels to return to normal.
A three-year safety study of BIOENERGY ribose was conducted as part of the GRAS review process. The study, as well as information relating to the biochemistry and manufacturing processes of the product, was reviewed by a panel of independent scientific experts chaired by Dr. Joseph Borzelleca, professor of pharmacology and toxicology, Medical College of Virginia, Va. www.bioenergy.com