Jarrow Formulas Ribose Chews
Ribose is one of the necessary building blocks for the formation of ATP, the “universal” energy molecule in the body. Physical stress can deplete ATP stores in cardiac and skeletal muscles. As the rate-limiting substrate in the synthesis of nucleotides, including ATP, ribose plays a vital role in replenishing ATP, thus, enhancing energy production and improving workout recovery.
who benefits from using ribose?
Ribose is mainly interesting for strength and endurance athletes, but also for others who could benefit from having more energy, more endurance and a faster recovery from strenuous labour.
what sets Jarrow Formulas Ribose apart from other similar nutritional supplements?
• Jarrow Formulas Ribose is made using a method (Muscle Edge®) , protected by no less than 4 patents, which relies on fermentation by microbes
• • Jarrow Formulas Ribose only contain pure D-ribose and no other additives
what role plays ribose?
D-ribose makes together with 2 other phosphates plus RNA and adenine, ATP. The speed at which ATP can be created out of ADP and an extra phospate group from creatine phosphate (CP) is limited.
Delivering extra phosphate by means of creatine supplementation is not always useful, especially when muscles are being taxed at their max for a long period of time. That results in a limited muscle recovery capacity. This is where ribose supplementation can give you an edge as the missing link in a complete recovery of the energy system.
A dynamic carbohydrate
Jarrow Formulas Ribose (100% D-ribose) is for athletes and others interested in improved energy, endurance and recovery. Ribose is a carbohydrate found in every cell in the body. It is an important component of DNA and RNA, structures that make up our genes. Ribose is also involved in ATP production, the body’s main energy source.
Research since the 1970s has continued to confirm the benefit of this compound for the heart and circulation, and recently for energy metabolism in skeletal muscles.
Energy production by the cells
ATP (adenosine triphosphate) contains ribose, adenine plus three phosphate groups. Energy transfer involves the linking and unlinking of these phosphate groups. Thus, ATP provides energy when it loses a phosphate group to become ADP (adenosine diphosphate), or when it loses two phosphates to become AMP (adenosine monophosphate).
Eventually, phosphate groups are added back to AMP and ADP to replenish ATP. Creatine, a popular supplement for athletes, helps muscles quickly replenish ATP during intense exercise.
The ribose links to energy
Under extreme stress, or in certain disease states, phosphate groups do not reattach to form ATP, and ADP is further broken down into AMP. The build-up of AMP in cells is not a stable condition, so some AMP is removed, resulting in the loss of adenine and ribose. Loss of these components in cells makes it harder for the body to store and transfer energy.
Ribose is the limiting factor in the production of energy carriers. Cells cannot absorb ATP from blood, so each must make its own ATP. At any one time, enough ATP is stored in the body for about 10 seconds of all-out exertion –– so it is imperative to keep the ADP-to-ATP energy cycle fl owing smoothly. The more active the muscle, the more ATP it uses. During intense exertion, skeletal muscles quickly exhaust their ATP stores, and heart muscle is most vulnerable to ATP shortages. These muscles can therefore benefit from ribose supplementation.
Ribose improves muscle energy and recovery
It should be noted that ribose is not readily available in amounts near recommended quantities from any food source. The body must make ribose from glucose through a series of complicated and energy-intensive steps. Unfortunately, this process is quite slow and may actually require days to complete. Supplemental ribose, in contrast, is immediately available to the body.
The body uses ribose energetically in three ways:
1) Ribose can be used to produce glucose and glycogen (the storage form of carbohydrate energy). While offering the energy benefi ts of sugars, ribose does not affect blood sugar levels.
2) When oxygen is available, ribose can be converted into pyruvate, another energy source.
3) Most importantly, ribose is necessary for the ATP production. Without ribose, cells cannot provide energy. With ribose, cells can recover rapidly from intense exertion.
Research has shown that intense exercise causes signifi cant ATP decreases in skeletal muscle. These energy carriers were not fully replaced even after 72 hours of rest. This may be an important consideration in overexertion and in over-training. Research presented at the American College of Sports Medicine meeting in 1999 indicates that ribose supplemention may greatly reduce recovery time after intense exertion. Indeed, ribose is the immediate precursor to PRPP (5-phosphoribosyl-1-pyrophosphate), which is the rate-limiting factor in ATP synthesis. For athletes, this is of major importance. The synthesis of the adenine/ribose component of ATP is 3-6 times faster with ribose supplementation!
• Dynamic Simple Carbohydrate
• Increases Energy and Endurance
• Synergistic with Creatine
• Supports Muscle Recovery
Jarrow Formulas Ribose Muscle Edge is made by microbial fermentation, and is protected by U.S. patents 6,159,942, 6,534,480, 6,218,366, and 6,339,716.
No artificial sweeteners, flavors, or colors.
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Exercise and immunity: staying fit at home
When you are used to go to a gym to exercise and are forced to stay at home, it is good to know there are alternatives to gym workouts. Since most of those exercises are shown on short videos with an explanation we will not present much text this time , apart from explaining why exercise is so important for immune system.
How to prepare for a quarantine such as COVID-19
Like most of you, we have been following the news on the COVID-19 virus pandemic closely since early January.
With a rapid increase of both infections and people who have been in contact with infected persons, the amount of people who need to go into quarantine, rapidly increases too. Never mind how the entire population in Italy is forced to stay inside with more countries to follow soon.
With ever stricter rules in place, people suddenly realized they are not prepared for events like this, and started buying goods left and right without much of a plan.
Like most of you, I have also not given this much thought, so it stands to reason to go take a look in the USA where 'prepping' for disasters is popular, and rightly so because of the more dramatic weather conditions. Because people in North America generally live much further away from supermarkets and do not always have access to good tap water and electricity power may go off for longer periods of time,most advice given is superfluous for our society where power outages are rare and tap water reliable.
Hence that part of the advice was omitted in the article below.
What is quarantine?
The main rule of quarantine is: "nobody comes in and nobody goes out". If you are in quarantine, you are distancing yourself from people aside from the ones in quarantine with you, like your family or roommates. The reason for this is to stop the spread of an illness or possible illness.
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Most experts agree on how a big part of the over consumption is caused by ever larger portion sizes of junkfood. Junkfood is very cheap to make, as it can be stored for such a long period of time and lacks in the most expensive macro nutrient: protein. It also has virtually zero micronutrients such as vitamins, minerals and most of all, the precious antioxidants we derive from vegetables and fruits.
An ongoing discussion is how to stimulate lower calorie intake as well as making exercise more attractive.
Do we guide the general public by offering colour codes, in which green colour signifies the 'right' choice and a red colour the 'wrong' one, whatever the guidance may be. Don't get me started either on fake margarine being promoted and real butter and coconut oil being damned as 'evil saturated fats'.
Or do we punish the industry by banning over-sized junkfood? It isn't even so long ago when the standard sized bottle of lemonade was 'only' 1 litre or less! Now 2 litres is quickly becoming the norm.
A few weeks ago the Dutch government published her decision to stimulate the choice for lower- and zero calorie drinks by lowering the taxation on mineral water as well as that of artificially sweetened soft drinks.
In the light of the upcoming 50% increase of taxation on all foods from 6% to 9% as of January 1, 2019, the majority of people was outraged!
How is it possible outright beneficial health foods such as vegetables and fruits aren't subsidized and get 0% taxation?
A lot of people stipulated how artificial sweeteners are not good for your health, while others reassuringly sussed these complaints, stating that e.g. aspartame has been researched for decades and barely any negative side-effects have been reported.
Hence why we are on a quest to find out more about low-glycemic low-caloric sweeteners. Are they good substitutes for real sugar?
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The reason this happened, is that fipronyl is an amazingly effective insecticide that was perfectly legal for use in stables where egg laying poultry live. This insecticide was however banned from January 1 onwards for use on animals in the food chain, with the main reason behind the ban being its toxicity to bees.
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chews: chew 1 to 6 tablets before or after exercise, or as directed by your qualified health care consultant.
contains per chew
calories 14kcal / 9kcal
total carbohydrate 1.5g / 2.2g <1%RDI
- sugars 1g / 2.2g †
D-ribose 1g / 2.2g *
RDI = Recommended Daily Intake
† RDI not established
chew: active ingredient (ribose), sweetener (xylitol), flavour (raspberry flavour), filler (modified cellulose, stearic acid and magnesium stearate from palm oil) and anti-coagulant (silicon dioxide).
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
suitable for vegetarians and vegans