What is Ribose?

Category: Supplements

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Ribose is a naturally occurring sugar made in the body from glucose and is an essential component of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the compound that stores and delivers energy in all cells. Ribose supplements are said to speed muscle tissue recovery after exercise, and limit post-exercise fatigue.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 3 3
Chronic fatigue 1 0
Fatigue 1 0
Fibromyalgia 1 0
Mitochondrial myopathy 1 1

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ribose

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ribose

Dosage Patients
5 g daily 1
6 g daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Ribose

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
Personal research 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Ribose

Duration

Currently taking Ribose

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 2

Stopped taking Ribose

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
6 months - 1 year 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 1
Not specified 3
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Ribose.