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At Recharge Zone IV Dr. Thet Aung understands the importance of maintaining your health on a daily basis and not periodically. Dr. Aung has chosen two of his favorite supplements he prescribes to his patients consistently that have been proven to work. These supplements can be purchased online for pick-up in the office or delivery. 

D-Ribose is a sugar that has been shown to boost levels of the energy compound ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) D-Ribose is a simple sugar that is extremely well absorbed. Food sources do not supply enough of the recommended amounts of ribose. D-Ribose is thought to promote the recovery of ATP, the primary energy carrying molecule, levels within the body. ATP is what provides the energy needed for short power movements during activity. The availability of D-Ribose in cells is therefore a limiting factor in energy recovery following cellular stress. Our bodies make ribose naturally, but in stressful situations the need is greater than our supply to satisfy the loss of energy from our cells.  D-Ribose also helps comprise genetic materials, deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA).

D-Ribose has been used to prevent symptoms such as cramping, pain, and stiffness after exercise in patients with an inherited disorder called myoadenylate deaminase deficiency or AMP deaminase deficiency. D-Ribose helps maintain efficient levels of cellular energy and reduces the effects of a deficiency of cellular energy. Research has shown that D-Ribose increases physical functioning overall, exercise tolerance, diastolic functioning and quality of life in congestive heart failure patients.

ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) is the primary source of energy for all cellular processes is a molecule known as adenosine triphosphate. Active cells constantly replenish their supply of adenosine triphosphate to produce vital cellular energy. But, under conditions of injury, stress, aging, critical body tissues such as heart and skeletal muscles cannot produce ATP quickly enough to perform optimally. D-Ribose, a carbohydrate molecule found in every living organism, facilitates the production of adenosine triphosphate.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

D-Ribose may help some individuals with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, pain specialist advocate using D-Ribose to help relieve the symptoms of some health problems. Research published in 2009 in the journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine showed D-Ribose supplements helped reduce fatigue in older adults, further qualifying ribose as a potential in fighting fibromyalgia fatigue.

Athletic Performance

The availability of D-Ribose in cells is therefore essential for energy recovery and muscular recovery following cellular stress. Most of the body’s tissues, including the heart, are unable to produce ribose quickly enough to restore energy levels once they have fallen substantially. Studies indicate that oral use of D-Ribose leads to an increasement of the power productivity in athletes and improves the capacity of skeletal muscles to quickly recover their energy levels after high intensity workouts. Research has shown that D-Ribose increased the level of energy recovery by 340% to 430% in muscles.

Congestive Heart Failure

D-Ribose helps energize your heart and muscles by increasing energy on a cellular level. Clinical studies have shown that D-Ribose can help to restore energy and function to the heart. It is especially helpful to those with Ischemic Heart Disease and Congestive Heart Failure. Findings show D-Ribose directly contributes to rejuvenation of injured heart muscles. Researchers have shown how increased ATP levels translate into improved heart muscle function, better blood flow, and quicker recovery with protection from the ravages of reperfusion-induced oxidation. Some studies have shown that following a heart attack, ribose helped ATP levels and heart function return to normal with 48 hours. Patients with ischemia may experience a fall of 50% or more ATP.