Ribose is good to take regardless whether you have heart problems or not, along with co-q10
Awaken “Dead” Heart Cells
Inexpensive supplement mimics the effects of oxidative therapy
For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease..
Through the years, I’ve seen hundreds of patients with heart disease completely reverse the disease. Some of these patients had their cardiologist tell them they had to have bypass surgery. And some had nearly escaped death from heart attacks. Others had such a weak heart, they could hardly walk or even breathe..
Few things give me more joy than to see these folks walk out of my clinic with a healthy heart and a new lease on life. To get them there, I have to use a lot of different therapies. Two of my favorites, as you probably know, are oxidative and oxygen therapies..
I’ve used oxidative and oxygen therapy for 21 years to treat heart problems. When your arteries are blocked or your heart is failing, your body just can’t get enough oxygen. Giving the patient hyperbaric oxygen therapy, hydrogen peroxide therapy, or ultraviolet blood irradiation can work miracles. And, if they’re healthy enough, they can even exercise at home with oxygen (EWOT), which has remarkable therapeutic effects..
The problem with all of these therapies is that they’re not simple to do (except for EWOT). They usually require a visit to a doctor’s office. And they can be expensive..
I’ve always wanted to find a way to increase the oxygen in your body — and repair your damaged heart — with a supplement. I’ve found many supplements that can help with this. But none of them are strong enough to do away with the oxidative therapies. I never found one that was so effective that I didn’t have to use the oxidative therapies along with it — until now..
This supplement has been around for a while. Unfortunately, none of us connected the action of oxidative therapy to ribose. Even us oxygen doctors had no idea it could generate energy within your cells in a fashion similar to oxidation therapy! What you’re about to read is ground-breaking new information on something you may have heard of before. This supplement can literally regenerate damaged heart cells and rejuvenate cells throughout your body..
The supplement is actually the sugar ribose. You may be a little startled to see me discuss a sugar in such a positive light. But ribose is different from most sugars. Here’s why: If you look at the molecular structure of most sugars, you’ll see that they are all a chain of carbon atoms..
The most common sugars, including glucose, sucrose, and fructose, have a six-carbon chain in their nucleus. When your body metabolizes these sugars, the six-carbon chain causes your body to produce insulin.
Ribose, on the other hand, has only a five-carbon chain in its nucleus. Your body handles this type of carbon chain in a completely different way. It doesn’t raise your blood sugar levels or cause your body to produce insulin. And that difference brings some stunning therapeutic effects..
For instance, we’ve known for over 16 years that ribose helps cells that aren’t getting enough oxygen. If your heart doesn’t have enough oxygen (i.e., it’s ischemic) in certain areas, those areas might go into “hibernation.” That protects their limited energy capacity. The cells will still be viable, they just won’t pump..
In a 1991 study, researchers found that ribose can quickly get those cells pumping again. This is especially important to anyone who undergoes bypass. If tests indicate that ischemic areas aren’t pumping, the surgeon will assume those cells are dead. But they’re not ... they’re just asleep. If the surgeon doesn’t repair their blood supply, they will never wake up..
However, if we can get those cells pumping again, the surgeon won’t miss the area. Taking ribose before a thallium stress test could show the cells are viable. The surgeon will be more likely to address their blood flow needs. Remember, if the cells are dead, they don’t need a blood supply. Living cells do! (Of course, I’m not a proponent of bypass, but in selected acute cases, it can save lives.)..
If you do have to undergo bypass surgery, make sure you have plenty of ribose on hand. A recent study conducted by an orthodox cardiac surgeon shows why. Dr. D. Perkowski of Laguna Hills, California studied 143 people. All of them had previous bypass surgery. That means that a significant portion of their hearts had vascular damage. He used patients he had treated in the past as controls. Then he compared the heart function of new incoming bypass patients with the controls. The newcomers received ribose as soon as they entered the hospital and continued to take it until they went home..
Considering that bypass “restores” circulation, you would expect cardiac function to improve with surgery alone. It did. He measured their heart condition using the cardiac index. This is a measure of the pumping ability of your heart in a minute. He found that bypass without supplements led to an improvement in cardiac index from baseline 2.39 L/min/m2 to 2.71 L/min/m2 — or 13%..
However, with ribose, the postoperative improvement went from 2.19 L/min/m2 to 3.13 L/min/m2. That’s a 43% improvement in cardiac index — triple the improvement of non-supplemented patients in the hands of the same surgeon. Plus, the ribose didn’t cause any adverse reactions.
But even if you don’t need heart surgery — even if you don’t have a heart condition — ribose is worth taking. A study conducted in 1992 showed how taking ribose for only three days can significantly improve your exercise tolerance. The Lancet study followed 20 men and found that those taking ribose could exercise much harder before their EKG showed ischemia. Better exercise tolerance means you’re getting more oxygen burned in your cells..
A 2002 study proved this. The researchers in this study followed the performance of athletes exercising at 16% oxygen. Room air is 20%. Hypoxia (low oxygen) can cause free-radicals to form. In this case ribose can stop that formation. In addition, the athletes who took ribose had a lower heart rate with a given amount of exertion. That means that ribose improved oxygen utilization and energy production..
Ribose obviously has an amazing ability to protect and heal the heart. While we’ve known this for some time, we didn’t realize its effectiveness came from its ability to mimic my beloved oxidative therapies. And, more importantly, we know that ribose can actually awaken worn out and dying heart cells! This is an incredible property for a supplement..
Here’s how it works: If your cells aren’t producing enough energy, it means they are producing too much lactic acid. The acid then builds up in your tissues due to oxygen deprivation. A recent study from Germany shows that oxidation therapy causes your cells to consume more oxygen, which reduces the lactic acid stores. That gives you great improvements in your exercise tolerance..
This is where sugar, as glucose, comes into play. Most glucose is burned by your body and turned into energy. Energy is stored in your cells as the molecule ATP. If ATP production falls, your cells will be starved for energy. They could become diseased, disabled, and even die..
To make ATP, your body needs ribose. But unlike glucose, your cells don’t burn ribose. Instead, ribose is the skeleton backbone of the ATP molecules. No ribose, no ATP. No ATP, no energy..
It’s a vicious cycle. If your cells’ energy falls, they can’t hold on to their ribose or make it on their own. That impairs energy further. Loss of energy, loss of ribose. Loss of ribose, more energy loss. Their only way to stop the cycle is with outside sources of ribose, such as supplements..
That’s how taking ribose mimics the effects of oxidative therapies. One of the key mechanisms of oxidation therapy is that it causes your cells to produce more ribose. So taking ribose is essentially a short cut for getting the same result. Oxidation therapies have many other effects as well, so they are still very valuable treatments. But taking ribose can help you reap some of the best benefits of oxidation therapy at a much lower cost..
As you can imagine, all of this great research hasn’t changed conventional medicine. Few conventional doctors use ribose, just like few use CoQ10. That’s unfortunate for those missing out on it. Ribose is easily and quickly absorbed in your intestines. In fact, your body absorbs 95% of it. So you don’t have to worry about this supplement not getting into you when you take it orally. It will pour into your bloodstream, where it’s carried to the tissues that need it. And, it doesn’t have any toxicity or known side effects.
Since ribose is a sugar, you might be concerned if you have diabetes. Well, no cause for alarm. As I mentioned earlier, ribose has little effect on insulin (unlike its 6-carbon brothers). Furthermore, by increasing energy production, it can help you burn off sugar more efficiently!..
So how much ribose is right for you? If you’re in good health, you can help keep yourself there with five to seven grams daily. That’s one rounded teaspoon. If you have congestive heart failure, you’ll likely need more.
I suggest one rounded teaspoon twice daily. This dose would be useful if you have moderate heart problems or if you’re facing heart surgery.
If you have advanced congestive heart failure, take two to three teaspoons daily. Once your energy is improved and you have less shortness of breath, you can taper the dose somewhat. But make sure you pay careful attention. If your cells have compromised circulation, they will need a continuous supply of ribose..
If you’re interested in more information on this stunning nutrient, as well as metabolic (not drug) solutions to your heart problems, you can find it in The Sinatra Solution, by Stephen Sinatra, MD, who is a board- certified cardiologist. Dr. Sinatra writes Heart, Health, and Nutrition, a competing newsletter. I want to recommend his book, as it has outstanding information on ribose..
Ribose is available as Corvalen. I’m so pleased with the results in my own patients that I asked the people at Healthy Resolve to carry it for you, 800-728-2288. I don’t think that it’ll do all that oxidation does, but just getting that increase in energy production from a supplement instead of an IV is wonderful! It could be a most cost effective alternative. I’ll tell you more about ribose and its magic in fibromyalgia and muscle disease in an upcoming issue..
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Ribose can also be obtained from Iherb. com which is a very good source regarding pricing
Friday, August 29, 2008
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