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   Posted 10/26/2010 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
     Hi!  Hope everyone is having a good day.  I am actually looking for a little knowledge today.  Recently,  A friend of mine from church ( she has been diagnosed with Fibro for 6 years) informed me she is trying something new, which seems to be helping her.   It is called D-Ribose.  She said it is type of sugar  that she adds to her drinks several times a day.  After 3 weeks she says her pain is less and her energy is getting better.  I was wondering is anyone here has tried this and what results they have found. 
     I tried to do some research,  everthing I found was written for doctors and very confusing for me.  I would appreciate any info.  Thank You All.

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   Posted 10/26/2010 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
That rings a bell. I think I tried that years ago, but I don't remember it changing my life. So it must not have worked for me.
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   Posted 10/26/2010 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there,

I've never heard of this but would be interesting in reading more about it if you get more info! I'll try to google it later but having a hard time sitting at the computer these days!


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   Posted 10/26/2010 2:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I have used it. I can't say it did a whole lot. It's worth checking out cause even if it didn't work for me, doesn't mean it couldn't help you. I would read up on it.

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   Posted 10/26/2010 3:47 PM (GMT -7)   
It is rather expensive especially in the dose recommended for fibro. If I remember correctly, the fibro dose is 5 mg 3X/day.

I tried it a few years ago but could only afford a few weeks. It wasn't long enough to tell if it was helping.

Puritan's Pride just started selling D-Ribose fairly recently and they are having a buy 2/get 3 free sale so if you are interested, that may be the way to go. I suggest buying a small bottle locally to see if you can take it, then if you can tolerate it, order some online.

Let us know how it works for you.

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   Posted 10/26/2010 3:59 PM (GMT -7)   

Dr. Teitelbaum, who wrote From Fatigued to Fantastic, has done studies with D-Ribose and explains it pretty well. D-ribose causes an increase in cellular energy production in the muscle and can help heal muscle tissue and reduce pain. It also regulates how much energy we have. Dr. Teitelbaum does recommend taking 5 grams three times a day for three weeks and then down to twice a day.

I am so glad you asked about this - when I pulled my book out I had a big bookmark on the page about this because I wanted to try it!

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