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
Purpose
Patients
Patients with evaluations
0
Perceived effectiveness

  • 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 3
None 27

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 tps. daily 1
5 g daily 1
3 g twice daily 1
5 mg twice daily 1
15 mg daily 1
500 mg daily 1
750 mg daily 1
775 mg daily 1
1,500 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking D-ribose

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 12
Expense 9
Other 4
Side effects too severe 3
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 23 patients who’ve stopped taking D-ribose

Duration

Currently taking D-ribose

Duration Patients
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 8

Stopped taking D-ribose

Duration Patients
0-1 month 4
1-3 months 3
3-6 months 4
6 months-1 year 6
1-2 years 3
2 years or more 4

Adherence


Always
Patients
16
47%
Usually
Patients
14
41%
Sometimes
Patients
2
6%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
2
6%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
1
3%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
6
18%
A little hard to take
Patients
10
29%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
17
50%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
1
3%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
4
12%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
10
29%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
9
26%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
10
29%
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2 patient evaluations for D-ribose

gridly1
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Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F56y
CFS:?y
FM:7y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
ME/CFS

See gridly1's full D-ribose history

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
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:F48y
FM:14y Dx
CFS:5y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See Abby Road's full D-ribose history

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

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
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