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 Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fatigue 44 27
Fibromyalgia 23 14
Post exertional fatigue or malaise 10 6
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome 9 6
General health 5 0
Loss of energy 4 3

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 2
Mild 4
None 36

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with D-ribose

Side effect Patients
Shakiness 2
Diarrhea 1
Difficulty falling asleep 1
Hair growth increased 1
None 1
Stomach pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking D-ribose

Dosage Patients
3 g twice daily 1
7.5 g twice daily 1
750 mg daily 1
3,000 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking D-ribose

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 13
Expense 10
Other 4
Side effects too severe 3
Course of treatment ended 1
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Duration

Currently taking D-ribose

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking D-ribose

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 19
Usually 19
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 8
A little hard to take 16
Not at all hard to take 19
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 4
$25-49 17
< $25 10
Not specified 11
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2 patient evaluations for D-ribose

Jan 15, 2014 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: I took Ribose capsules every day for years. Then I only took the powder in my smoothies. I have not AK tested well for Ribose since Jan '14.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2011 (Started Feb 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Support brain health)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 other Daily

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