Other Proposed Uses
Probably Not Effective Uses
- Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
- McArdle’s Disease
- Sports Performance Enhancement (High Intensity Exercise)
Ribose is a carbohydrate vital for the body's manufacture of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which is the major source of energy used by our cells.
Ribose is better known as a sports supplement . However, current evidence indicates that it is not effective for this purpose.
Ribose is not an essential nutrient. Although it is a common sugar present in the bodies of animals and plants, food sources don't supply recommended dosages.
- Reviewer: EBSCO CAM Review Board
- Review Date: 08/2013 -
- Update Date: 08/22/2013 -