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.

Purpose
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Patients with evaluations
Perceived effectiveness
Purpose
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Patients with evaluations
0
Perceived effectiveness

  • 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
29

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

Patients
2
Patients
1
Patients
1
Patients
1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking D-ribose)
Dosage
15 g daily
Patients
10
Dosage
5 g daily
Patients
6
Dosage
10 g daily
Patients
6
Dosage
10 mg daily
Patients
5
Dosage
15 mg daily
Patients
3
Dosage
1 tsp. daily
Patients
2
Dosage
1 tps. daily
Patients
2
Dosage
2 other daily
Patients
2
Dosage
2 g daily
Patients
2
Dosage
3 tps. daily
Patients
2

Dosages based on patients currently taking D-ribose.

Why Patients Stopped Taking D-ribose (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
12
Reason
Expense
Patients
9
Reason
Other
Patients
5
Reason
Side effects too severe
Patients
3
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
1
See all 25 patients who’ve stopped taking D-ribose

Duration

Currently Taking D-ribose
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
0
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
0
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
0
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
5
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
9
Stopped Taking D-ribose
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
3
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
4
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
4
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
6
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
3
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
4

Adherence


Always
Patients
17
47%
Usually
Patients
15
42%
Sometimes
Patients
2
6%
Never
Patients
2
6%

Burden


Very
Patients
1
3%
Somewhat
Patients
6
17%
A little
Patients
12
33%
Not at all
Patients
17
47%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
10
38%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
1
4%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
5
19%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
11
42%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
9
35%
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2 patient evaluations for D-ribose

gridly1
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Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F55y
CFS:?y
FM:7y Dx
I am: b
I have:
ME/CFS

See gridly1's full D-ribose history

Jan 15, 2014 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
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
Abby Road
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Abby Road
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F47y
FM:13y Dx
CFS:4y 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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