D-ribose for fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue syndrome.
Comment: Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome are associated with impaired cellular energy metabolism. D-ribose has been shown to increase energy production in the heart and skeletal muscle by providing a substrate for the synthesis of adenine nucleotide, which is, in some circumstances, a rate-limiting factor for the production of ATP. While the results achieved with ribose supplementation were modest, this compound might be useful when used as a component of a comprehensive treatment program.
Teitelbaum JE, et al. The use of D-ribose in chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia: a pilot study. J Altern Complement Med. 2006;12:857-862.
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|Title Annotation:||Literature Review & Commentary|
|Author:||Gaby, Alan R.|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Feb 1, 2008|
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