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The case for ribose

Tuesday 13 January 2009

DeoxyriboseQuite a few articles have popped up on the Web that discuss the benefits of ribose (also called deoxyribose or D-Ribose) for reducing many of the symptoms of ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia.

Most of the articles centre on the efforts of Dr Jacob Teitelbaum and his ribose studies.

For example, there’s this article from PRNewswire.

The article starts off talking about a book entitled You: Being Beautiful:The Owner's Manual to Inner and Outer Beauty and its advocacy of ribose.

It then goes to mention Dr Teitelbaum. A notable passage from the article is this:

“Dr. Teitelbaum's research published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (12:9, 2006), found a full two-thirds of his patients reported improvement of their symptoms in the first 12 days following a course of Corvalen® D-Ribose treatment. The average improvement in energy was 45 percent and quality of life improved an average of 30 percent. Patients reported less muscle soreness and stiffness, better ability to overcome fatigue, as well as simply feeling better.”

The article also mentions Bioenergy, Inc., a company specialising in D-Ribose and the producer of Corvalen®.

Dr Teitelbaum’s study can be found here: The Use of D-Ribose in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: A Pilot Study.

You can read more about the use of ribose for ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia in these articles: Chronic Fatigue Treatments: D-Ribose; and MedScape: Benefit of Ribose in a Patient With Fibromyalgia.



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