What is D-Ribose?
D-Ribose is a type of sugar produced within the body. D-Ribose works by boosting muscle energy. It can help improve athletic performance, promote healthy energy, and support heart health.
D-Ribose most often appeals to athletes for its muscle recovery properties. It also provides a number of other benefits such as cardiovascular health.
D-Ribose Powder and Exercise
D-Ribose is able to improve athletic performance by boosting the rate of ATP replenishment. ATP provides energy to your muscles during exercise, but it eventually degrades into IMP. IMP cannot supply energy to your muscles. IMP can be restored into AMP after a period of rest, but this is a lengthy process. D-Ribose enhances the rate at which your body resynthesizes IMP into AMP (source), allowing you to recover faster.
Powder Dosage and Instructions
The suggested D-Ribose dosage is 5g per day. Athletes using D-Ribose to promote muscle recovery often take this dosage before and after their workouts.