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Ribose, also called D-ribose, is a simple monosaccharide with 5 carbons, also called pentose. It is used by all cells of the body and is an important part of the energy metabolism. Ribose also provides the structural backbone of our genetic material, DNA and RNA, certain vitamins and other important cell connections.
Ribose can improve the quality of life by increasing the energy of the body's cells. Regardless of whether you are a triathlete or a retiree, the effects of a lack of energy are real and can seriously affect your health and vitality.
Ribose is a vital substance that energizes the body on a basic level. It is the vital structural backbone of important cell connections called purines and pyrimidines. No other compound can replace ribose in the important task of regulating the metabolic processes involved in the synthesis of purines and pyrimidines.
Our body must have an adequate supply of purines and pyrimidines to produce important cellular components such as our genetic material (DNA and RNA), numerous co-factors, certain vitamins and, most importantly, adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the 'energy currency' of the cells.
Without these vital structural components, our body would quickly run out of energy, it would not be able to produce proteins and our cells would lose the ability to split into parts.