When you think of instant energy, you’ll often just think of coffee or caffeine. That may be one way of getting a boost, but if you rely on that alone you will eventually burn out because it doesn’t supply your cells with the material needed to make real energy.
Your cells have to be able to make ATP or adenosine triphosphate – the source of all cellular energy. Ribose forms the backbone of ATP and without a constant source, your body will fall short. This is especially important for athletes. Energy recovery and tissue repair are much slower in the heart and major muscle groups, the exact places athletes are continuously stressing. Ribose fuels the process that replenishes ATP and other energy essentials in your cells.
Now for the average person this might not mean much. As a former triathlete I’m always tinkering with my own program and trying to put high quality substances into my own body. I might not be running like a well-kept Mercedes anymore but that doesn’t mean I can’t treat myself like one.
I love ribose and the simplicity of it. It’s pretty basic and yet profound. I love it enough that we changed our proprietary formula of TianChi to add a good dose of D-Ribose. It’s part of why we say it creates real energy. (I’m sure you thought we just made that up.)
It’s always great to see your theories play out in real life and I just had the opportunity to experience that. We have a lot of athletes on our product from weekend warriors to Olympic hopefuls, and so we get a lot of feedback on the product. One of our runners had hit the wall two weeks before the state finals.
I got a frantic call for help and simply adjusted her diet and had her add ten grams of D-Ribose powder to her program. This athlete was already on TianChi, which was supplying her with four grams per day. While that is a good dose for the average person – she is anything but average and going for a championship, having already signed on to the best track school in America.
So how long did it take to notice an effect? THE NEXT DAY!
I got a call the next afternoon after she had one of those workouts where you just lay waste to everyone and everything that gets in your way. This has continued ever since she added that little boost to her program.
Sometimes it’s the simplest things that turn out to have the most profound effect. The lesson here is stick to what you cells require for the task at hand and let nature take care of the rest.