Member Question from D001
"Ribose - Is supplementation helpful? Since it's a carbohydrate, can taking it elevate blood sugar levels?"
Answer from Coach Amy KuitseD3 Multisport.com
Ribose is a naturally occurring sugar made in the body from glucose. It is part of the building blocks of DNA and RNA. It is a crucial part in the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate). This compound helps store and deliver energy in all cells. Ribose is also found in RNA (ribonucleic acid) and is one of the main information carriers of living organisms and is involved in protein synthesis.“Because ATP is rapidly used by muscles in high intensity workouts and because RNA is important in protein synthesis, ribose supplements and energy drinking containing ribose are being promoted for energy enhancement and better exercise performance. [.....]