D-ribose, which is a natural dietary supplement, significantly reduced clinical symptoms in patients suffering from Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,” a Texas-based research group reported recently.
D-ribose is a form of sugar essential to fuel cellular energy generation. The study that was conducted took 41 CFS and/or Fibromyalgia patients and gave them D-ribose supplements daily for four weeks. Sixty-six percent achieved “significant improvements in quality of life”.
Key findings for those who experienced significant improvement were:
- 45% average improvement in energy
- 30% average improvement in overall well being
The report also indicated that patients tended to perceive improved “ability to overcome fatigue,” as well as less muscle soreness and stiffness. And supplementation with the natural substance D-ribose was “tolerated well.”