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D-Ribose

D-ribose is a pentose sugar that plays a role in the production of energy intermediates, DNA, and RNA. It is due to this reasoning that D-ribose is investigated in instances where ATP concentrations (relative to total nucleotides) seem to be reduced, namely cardiac insults and prolonged physical exercise.

Our evidence-based analysis on d-ribose features 17 unique references to scientific papers.

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The Human Effect Matrix summarizes human studies to tell you what effects D-Ribose has on your body, how much evidence there is, and how strong these effects are.

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Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Outcome Magnitude of effect
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Consistency of research results
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Notes
grade-c - - See study
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grade-d - - See study
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grade-d - - See 2 studies

Studies Excluded from Consideration

  • Used an infusion of D-ribose rather than oral ingestion[1]

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