The Fuel Your Body Would Ask For: Introducing D-RibosePlus

Regular readers will know that cerebral palsy is a complex condition, but it has a significant impact on muscular function, structure, and recovery.

I am delighted to have learnt about D-RibosePlus, which is a formulation of Ribose, (a 5-carbon sugar), which is a critical part of ATP production. ATP is essential for cellular regeneration and cellular energy and can be deficient for many reasons.

There are numerous studies, showing that the benefits of supplementation include:

  • Speeds Energy Recovery after sports, ME, Chronic Fatigue Fibromyalgia, etc.
  • Increases energy reserves
  • Builds ATP in heart and muscle
  • Maintains Energy levels in heart and muscle
  • Supports healthy lung function
  • Relieves post-exertion muscle cramping and soreness from excessive sporting training and participation

I am looking forward to being able to recover and sustain my energy level and, in time, to stabilising it.

What Is ATP?

Adenosine Triphosphate is a substance present in all living cells that provides energy for many metabolic processes and is involved in making RNA. ATP is being studied in patients with advanced solid tumours, to see if it can decrease weight loss and improve muscle strength.

What Is RNA?

Ribonucleic Acid is one of the two types of nucleic acids found in all cells. The other is Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA). RNA transmits genetic information from DNA to proteins produced by the cell.

What Is The Significance Of ATP?

In his book, *Turning a Blind Eye 10 Steps to Your Natural Eye Health, Robert Redfern (Naturally Healthy Publications), explains:

ATP is a nutrient produced in your own cells for all of your energy needs. Your body needs the equivalent of your own body weight of ATP, every day, to supply its energy needs. To produce this, your cells (as well as essential fatty acids) need to absorb Oxygen and Glucose (to be precise it is D-Ribose, not glucose) in a ratio of 80% to 20% for the huge amount of ATP needed. This ATP is essential… not only for your body’s physical energy but for cell cleaning and cell regeneration. Unfortunately, this process causes damaging, combustive, free radical activity (oxidation). These free radicals damage the healthy cells and can only be stopped by eating a good amount of fruit and vegetables with their powerful supply of antioxidants. The antioxidants Lutein and Zeaxanthin are the specific antioxidants that alleviate this free radical activity in the eyes and are therefore vital for the healthy ageing of your eyes (and the rest of your body).

Premature ageing and degeneration is believed by many researchers to be caused in part by a deficiency of ATP. The delicate 80% Oxygen: 20% D-Ribose balance can easily be upset by too much glucose from eating starchy foods. Combining this with a deficiency of oxygen from poor breathing or insufficient aerobic exercising can cause an ATP deficiency. When this happens, our cells reduce their output of ATP and produce a toxic substance called Lactic Acid.

An ATP deficiency will result in you suffering from an energy loss, which then in turn may cause you not to exercise enough. To make matters worse you may also mistakenly take in more sugars and starchy foods in an effort to gain more energy, thereby poisoning your cells’ regeneration even more. Another way that glucose damages our cells is by means of ‘glycated proteins’, which produce 50 times more free radicals than non-glycated proteins. Research indicates glycation may also be a prime factor in cataracts, brain disease and other health problems. Any lack of antioxidants and ATP will inhibit your cells ability to regenerate, thereby causing overall premature ageing and DAMAGE TO YOUR EYES.

With thanks to Robert Redfern, Naturally Healthy Publications, for original material.

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