I found I have RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome) and was recently told by a doctor to take D-Ribose. He says there’s nothing dangerous about it, but I wanted a second opinion. I don’t even know where to look online so I asked a few friends and they’ve never heard of it. Have you? Is this stuff fake?
Nope, not fake…it’s good stuff! In fact, I use it and love it. D-Ribose is found at GNC and most drug stores and is essentially a vessel for feeding your body energy. Think of it this way: If energy was a bowl of jello and you wanted to fuel your body, D-Ribose would be the spoon.
As we age, our body has to work harder to produce this nutrient, so taking a D-Ribose supplement is an excellent way to get that extra helping. I did a little research on D-Ribose since I had no idea it was used for RLS, and I found that while a few studies showed a benefit between taking D-Ribose and lowering symptoms of RLS, there aren’t any major scientific clinical trials that have proven it’s effectiveness. Kudos to your doctor as well…he/she may be attempting to provide you with a healthier alternative than the traditional medicines like Horizant which can cause dizziness and fatigue in some cases.
However, D-Ribose IS proven effective in treating the following health issues: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, fibromyalgia, muscle fatigue, and even heart problems. If you suffer from any of these issues, you may want to talk with your doctor about D-Ribose, then swing in to your local GNC/Vitamin Shoppe and pick some up.