What is D-ribose?

Category: Supplements

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See also: D-ribose w/magnesium

D-ribose is a naturally occurring sugar that is thought to generate the recovery of ATP levels, helpful for athletes, cardiovascular health, fibromyalgia and muscle health.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
39 16
18 4
10 4
9 3
6 0
4 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of D-ribose"

Severe
2
Moderate
2
Mild
3
None
20

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with D-ribose

2
1
1
1
1
1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking D-ribose)
Dosage Patients
2 other daily 2
3 tps. daily 2
4 tps. daily 2
5 g daily 6
5 mg daily 3
10 g daily 8
10 mg daily 5
15 mg daily 3
15 g daily 10
5,000 mg daily 2
Why Patients Stopped Taking D-ribose (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 11
Expense 6
Side effects too severe 3
Other 2
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 19 patients who’ve stopped taking D-ribose

Duration

Currently Taking D-ribose
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 1
3-6 months 2
6 months-1 year 5
1-2 years 3
2 years or more 14
Stopped Taking D-ribose
Duration Patients
0-1 month 3
1-3 months 5
3-6 months 3
6 months-1 year 5
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 2
Adherence
Always
12 44%
Usually
13 48%
Sometimes
2 7%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
0 0%
Somewhat
4 15%
A little
10 37%
Not at all
13 48%
Cost
$200+
1 5%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
3 14%
$25-49
11 52%
< $25
6 29%
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1 patient evaluation for D-ribose

Abby Road
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Abby Road
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F46y
FM:12y Dx
CFS:3y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See Abby Road's full D-ribose history

Jul 1, 2011 (Started Feb 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Support brain health: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 3 other Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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