Patients’ Own D-Ribose
D-Ribose is a carbohydrate found in all cells of the body. It plays an integral role in the compounds involved in energy production and is a useful dietary supplement for those with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Fibromyalgia. It contributes to the recovery of normal muscle function after exercise, and so is often used to improve athletic performance. It can also lead to a significant reduction in symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia– particularly low energy and post-exertion malaise.
Patients’ Own D-Ribose supplement is 100% pure with no additives, preservatives, bulkers or colourants. Results are often seen within the first couple of weeks of use, and Patients’ Own recommends it is one of the first supplements for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia that patients try.
The following ME/CFS specialists recommend D-Ribose: Dr Lapp, Dr Teitelbaum, Dr Downing-Orr, and Dr Myhill.
The science behind treating CFS and Fibro with D-Ribose
A large multicentre study on patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and/or Fibromyalgia taking a D-Ribose supplement demonstrated a significant improvement in symptoms over a three-week period.
The study showed a 61.3% increase in energy, 37% increase in overall wellbeing, 29.3% improvement in sleep, 30% improvement in mental clarity and a 15.6% decrease in pain.
Improvement began in the first week of treatment, and continued to increase at the end of the three weeks of treatment.
This study followed a 2006 pilot study investigating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and/or Fibromyalgia patients. The 2006 study showed that 5g of D-Ribose taken three times a day was well tolerated and significantly improved energy, sleep, mental clarity and wellbeing, as well as an improvement in patients’ global assessment.