Bioenergy Ribose is making an impact on
food and beverage development as new products
go to market designed to meet consumer
demands for natural, beneficial and sustained
energy sources. Discover the opportunities
this functional ingredient presents and how it
can enhance the nutritional profile
of your products.
from Bioenergy Ribose
improves the vitamin-rich
and carbohydrate benefits
Boost the nutritional profile
of popular fruit snacks
with all-natural Bioenergy
Faster energy recovery
from Bioenergy Ribose
is an ideal addition
to sports drinks or shots.
Bioenergy Ribose’s negative
glycemic index incorporates
well with chocolate to maintain
Bioenergy Ribose is easily
soluble and enhances the
sweet flavor and functional
benefits of teas.
Endurance from Bioenergy
Ribose adds to the whole
grain nutritional benefits
Muscle recovery from
Bioenergy Ribose pairs
well with the recovery
benefits of protein and
calcium in chocolate milk.
from Bioenergy Ribose
is a great addition
to breakfast foods.
maintenance of energy levels
complements the heart-healthy
claims of oatmeal.
Growing numbers of consumers report that fatigue and the drain of everyday life is a general problem. They’re searching for more natural, more beneficial and sustainable energy, rather than energy stimulants and sugars. The functional benefits of Bioenergy Ribose complement what consumers are searching for. Its slightly sweet taste allows for easy incorporation into the formulations of a variety of food and beverage products.
Caffeine and sugars act as stimulants, but then cause users to crash. While most sugars (fructose, sucrose and glucose) fuel energy recycling, Bioenergy Ribose drives sustainable energy and energy replenishment by making energy compounds and keeping them in muscle cells. It also does not raise blood sugar levels like most sugars and has a negative glycemic index.
Bioenergy Ribose has undergone years of extensive clinical testing and has been proven effective as a functional ingredient by providing:
- Faster energy recovery
- Increased energy reserves
- Essentials for the formation of ATP in skeletal and cardiac tissue
- Maintenance of healthy energy levels in heart and muscle
- Energy regeneration
Bioenergy Ribose maintains the highest standards in the industry:
- “Grade A” Level Certification from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) for its exclusive manufacturing facility
- Certified pure
- The ONLY ribose on the market affirmed as GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) by the FDA by the issuance of a “no questions” letter.
Ribose enriches a
ATP–the energy currency in our bodies
Virtually all the energy that fuels the cells in our body comes from a compound the body makes called adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Since there is a limited amount of ATP in the body, it is continually made, consumed and replenished by cells to keep our energy supply flowing. One of the three basic parts of ATP is D-ribose, commonly called ribose. A natural sugar found in all living cells, it provides the structural foundation upon which ATP is built and replenished in the body. Without ribose, ATP could not be formed and our cells would die.
A limited supply of energy
This ongoing process of energy consumption and replenishment accelerates during times when our cells need a lot of energy, such as during exercise. As long as we remain physically fit and our cells are able to receive enough oxygen, this cycle of energy regeneration remains unimpeded. However, certain conditions that affect blood flow and oxygen to our cells, such as cardiac disease, slows down ATP regeneration and can affect how much energy we have. Strenuous exercise and stress also take a toll on the process, as our cells are not able to keep up with the production of ribose for the energy resupply needed, and our energy is used up faster than it can be created. Fatigue, muscle soreness and stiffness all result from stressed cells trying to re-energize themselves.
Recharging our battery
If you are healthy, your cells are able to replenish energy lost through exercise or stress simply by resting long enough for them to build it up. As we age, constant stress, too much work and too little sleep negatively affect our cells’ ability to efficiently replenish the energy needed to get through our daily routine and our quality of life suffers. Bioenergy Ribose is the answer to our needs of faster energy regeneration. It allows us to overcome the fatigue caused by stress, chronic disease or exercise more quickly by supplying more of this energy-building chemical our bodies can’t make fast enough.
The advantage over other energy ingredients
Our cells cannot store ribose for future use, it is only made when it is needed. And because the creation of ribose is a relatively slow process, including Bioenergy Ribose in our diets is a great way to maintain an active lifestyle and minimize fatigue. No other drug or nutrient can do what Bioenergy Ribose does in the body—accelerate the process that restores energy in our cells. Other ingredients like caffeine act as stimulants with an eventual “crash,” and sugars raise blood sugar levels causing your body to produce insulin. Bioenergy Ribose does not raise blood sugar levels or cause your body to produce insulin. Instead, it helps you burn off more sugar, and limits fatigue at the root cause.