Ribose Aids Fibromyalgia


According to Dr Jacob Teitelbaum, D-ribose provides the key building block for producing the ‘energy molecule’ adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in every cell.

In a recent multicentre study led by Dr Teitelbaum, D-ribose supplementation improved energy levels, sleep, mental clarity, pain relief and well-being in patients suffering from fibromyalgia

This open-label, unblinded study included 257 patients in 53 US clinics with a diagnosis of CFS and FM. All subjects were given D-ribose (as Corvalen™ from Bioenergy), a naturally occurring pentose carbohydrate, 5 g t.i.d. for three weeks.

In the 203 patients who completed the trial, D-ribose treatment led to both statistically and clinically highly important average improvements in all categories:

  • 61.3-percent increase in energy
  • 37-percent increase in overall well being
  • 29.3-percnet improvement in sleep
  • 30-percent improvement in mental clarity
  • 15.6-percent decrease in pain

Improvement began in the first week of treatment, and continued to increase at the end of the three weeks of treatment. The D-ribose was well tolerated.

These findings confirmed results of an earlier pilot study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, involving 36 patients from a single medical centre, who took D-ribose for an average of 25 days. Approximately 66 percent of patients experienced significant improvement while on D-ribose, with an average increase in energy of 45 percent and an average improvement in overall well-being of 30 percent.

“Our hypothesis all along has been that giving D-ribose to people with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia will jump-start their mitochondrial energy furnaces,” said Dr Teitelbaum. “We’re pleased that the larger multicentre trial corroborated our earlier study, showing the same benefits for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome patients from multiple locations.”


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  1. Hmmm it seems to me that Dr Oz claims this also for some weight loss. I have seen it at a local health food store better hurry before the price goes up!

  2. I don’t know … Teitelbaum has been pushing this for years, but the figures don’t really excite me all that much. I want higher positive percentages to make trying YET ONE MORE supplement wirthwhile, which is why I done so yet. But would love to hear results from anyone who does try it. Simone? 🙂

  3. I have purchased some D Ribose from a health food store near my house, with the thoughts that “if Dr.Tietelbaum says it works, I should try it”; haven’t yet done so….but we’ll see, I will add it to my extensive list of supplements I am already taking and hope it makes a difference…

  4. Where can I find this item at. I’ve tried to find it in a Heath store & they said they did’nt have it. Where else can I find it? Do u know of a health food store that would order this or has it in there store. Thank you so much for your help!

  5. My Dr my Shrink.to be exact (lifesaver) to be honest knows Dr Jacob T.they sit on many committee’s together. Well I saw my shrink Dr Robert Bransfield. His practice is out of NJ Red Bank. It’s South..well I bright this info into him and he immediately wrote a script. He said it could be a dietary suplimentary. Anyway he also prescribed Horizant 600mg its a extended release gabapentin (Neution) I was on Gralise Er 600 mg 3 tablets bedtime.I was told it would help me sleep. HELP OH MY I WAS A BUMBLING MORAN WHO COULDN’T WAKE UP ENOUGH TO FUNCTION.MY EVER LOVIN HUSBAND THOUGHT I WAS USIN (if it would help I’d mainline heroin) all. I do is what a lot of us do is smoked Pot. I’m such a dissapoint to my family they tell me as per usual I’m useless. Anyway I’m getting off the subject and I’m sorry. I went to my druggest he called his manufacturing they never heard of it..Does anyone know if and where its going to be available to us? Thank you in advance for your help with this matter.
    Gentle Hugs Toby NY Brother

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  7. I used it for about two years and had good results. I, too, was taking supplements, vitamins and meds to the point that between buying all of those AND making payments to the doctors and hospitals, all that I had left at the end of the month was the money to pay for the gasoline to go into my car so that I could make the trips to the doctors and pharmacies! I got away from taking it when I had to have open heart surgery (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy). I really need to get back to taking it because it did improve my energy level.

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