Designed to support serious energy needs, improve cardiovascular and muscle function*
RibosCardio™ with CardioPerform™
Medical Food with Bioenergy Ribose, L-Carnitine, Acetyl L-Carnitine, Malic Acid and Magnesium
56 servings, Net wt. 15 oz. (421g) per container.
Promote healthy ATP energy level
RibosCardio™ has been designed to support serious energy needs. The product has been formulated with CardioPerform™, a potent blend of L-carnitine (the nutrient that the body uses to transport fuel into the heart to be burned as energy) and Acetyl L-carnitine (an amino acid used by the body to promote healthy heart & brain function), plus GMO-free D-Ribose, malic acid and magnesium gluconate – all of which are essential to energy production and synthesis.
RibosCardio™’s magnesium gluconate and malic acid help your body use energy more efficiently. Your cells use magnesium in over 300 enzyme reactions, and it distributes energy evenly throughout the cell so it is available when and where it is needed. Malic Acid helps your mitochondria recycle the energy you have, maximizing cellular energy output.
“I started my 84 year old father on RibosCardio and CoQ10 Power 3 years ago. He’s an active man and has really noticed an increase in energy and endurance, despite being diagnosed with a severe health issue over 6 years ago. After seeing those results, I’ve started several patients on this combination and am seeing impressive improvements in cardiac function and overall vitality.”
— V. Hamman, ND
Special Dietary Usefulness as a Medical Food
Under a physician’s direction, RibosCardio™ may have special dietary usefulness for individuals suffering from energy-draining conditions, such as heart disease, Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and Lyme disease. Published research has also shown D-Ribose effective in extending endurance exercise & increasing exercise tolerance, and muscle recovery from high intensity exercise.
RibosCardio™ has been designed to support serious energy needs of patients. The product has been formulated with CardioPerform™, a potent blend of L-carnitine (transports fuel into the heart to be burned as energy) and Acetyl L-carnitine (improves heart & brain health, protecting against oxidative damage), plus the patented form of D-Ribose, malic acid and magnesium gluconate to optimize energy production and synthesis.
Published research shows our patented form of D-ribose may be an effective adjunct in promoting cardiovascular, skeletal muscle, and neurological health. With heart patients, D-ribose has been found effective in restoring energy, improving ventilatory efficiency, oxygen uptake, stroke volume, diastolic function, physical performance, and quality of life. In neuromuscular disease, D-ribose helps to reduce pain, overcome fatigue, increase exercise tolerance, and help patients live more normal, active lives.
RibosCardio™'s magnesium gluconate and malic acid help your body use energy more efficiently. Your cells use magnesium in over 300 enzyme reactions, and it distributes energy evenly throughout the cell so it is available when and where it is needed. Malic Acid helps your mitochondria recycle the energy you have, maximizing cellular energy output.
L-carnitine delivers valuable fatty acids to your mitochondria – the powerhouses of your cells. It also helps convert body fat into fuel. And that boosts your energy levels. Research also shows that L-carnitine protects heart muscle cells from heart attack damage. In a recent Mayo Clinic review of 13 studies, L-carnitine supplements reduced all-cause mortality when used as preventive therapy after heart attack.
Acetyl L-Carnitine is one of the types of L-carnitine. But Acetyl L-Carnitine goes to work on your brain. It stimulates a key neurotransmitter that supports memory function. It also prevents brain-cell death, and protects nerve cells from age-related degeneration. If you use ALC, your body converts some of it into L-carnitine. So an ALC supplement actually delivers both forms of this valuable amino acid.
D-Ribose Research Highlights
Cardiovascular Function: Scientific and clinical studies have repeatedly shown that our patented D-Ribose can restore energy and improve function in ischemic, hypoxic, and failing hearts. Oxygen deprivation causes hearts to use energy faster than it can be replaced through normal processes of tissue energy turnover. The result is a depletion of cellular energy reserves translating to a loss of heart function.
Mid-study results of an ongoing double blind, crossover trial with congestive heart failure patients were recently reported. Results showed conclusively that when patients were given ribose (15 grams per day for three weeks) they had improved diastolic heart function, increased physical function score and enhanced quality of life score. Echocardiographic studies of these patients showed that ribose administration enhanced relaxation of the left ventricle and improved the efficiency of filling from the left atrium. No such improvements were found during placebo administration (3).
RibosCardio™ increases cardiac energy to help fuel the heart. For patients, this can mean more energy and a higher quality of life.
In skeletal muscle, high-intensity exercise can lead to a loss of up to 26% of cellular adenosine triphosphate, or ATP. One consequence of this energy drain is an increase in free radicals in affected muscle. Free radicals attack cell and mitochondrial membranes and can destroy the genetic material that helps muscle tissues synthesize proteins.
RibosCardio™ helps in three ways:
First, if enough ribose is present in the cell or the circulating blood, energy compounds can be saved, or salvaged, before they wash out of the cell and are lost.
Second, ribose accelerates energy synthesis, so if energy compounds are lost, they can be quickly replaced.
Finally, by keeping the energy compounds in the cell, RibosCardio™ reduces free radical formation and preserves the energy the tissue needs to make proteins essential for maintaining muscle health and performance. This energy improvement has been shown to increased performance over time.
A study published in the journal, Current Therapeutic Research, showed that male recreational bodybuilders experienced a significant improvement in both muscular endurance (20% increase over the four weeks versus a 12% for the placebo group) and muscular endurance (3.2% increase over the four weeks versus a 1.7% for the placebo group) following 28 days of our patented D-Ribose supplementation(1).
Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:
The muscle in patients with FMS and CFS is generally severely energy starved. This lack of energy leads to a number of physiological reactions within the muscle cell, ending in debilitating fatigue, muscle pain, soreness, and stiffness. By increasing the energy level in affected muscle, our patented D-Ribose may help overcome fatigue, and lessen the pain associated with their conditions.
RibosCardio™ may be taken with other foods approved for your diet. Add one level scoop (two and 1/2 teaspoonfuls) to 4-8 ounces of your favorite juice, stir briskly and drink. As an alternative, sprinkle on cereal, fruit or applesauce.
Normal dosage is twice daily. Up to 4 doses per day may be taken as needed. If moderate to severe symptoms are present (as frequently seen in fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome) it is recommended that at least three doses per day be taken for the first two weeks before reducing dosage to twice per day. For best results, all doses should be taken no later than 3:00PM. Continued use is required to maintain the benefits of RibosCardio™.
Ribose is a fermentation process. The initial source is corn syrup. However, as the product is processed, all traces of corn are removed.
1) Van Gammeren D, D Falk, J Antonio. The Effects of Four Weeks of Ribose Supplementation on Body Composition and Exercise Performance, Current Therapeutics Research 2002;63(8):486-495.
2) Jacob E. Teitelbaum, MD, CA Johnson, JA St.Cyr MD,PhD. Effective Treatment Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And Fibromyalgia With D-Ribose J Alt Comp Med, 2006;12(6):857-862.