How does this old guy keep up with these young bucks?
With my secret weapon, D-Ribose.
I remember the first time I heard about d-ribose. I think Dr. Teitelbaum was talking about its benefits for chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. Or was it when Dr. Perlmutter was recommending it for all heart patients. Or was it the article I read about muscle recovery and energy for athletes. Ok, so maybe I don’t remember which was first – but there have been so many times that I listened to or read articles by people I respect that were singing the praises of d-Ribose.
I had the pleasure of meeting and spending some time with Paul Addiss, Ph. D., the author of “The Health Benefits of Ribose.” He really got me excited about ribose and I started to use it personally – kind of as a test. I was only 40ish and felt like I was in pretty good shape for my age. I love sports, hiking through the woods, pretty much anything active. I don’t sit still very well. The first time I tried ribose was when I was playing hockey. I’m usually the oldest guy out there and I couldn’t always last as long as the youngsters…most of them anyway.
Adding ribose to my water was amazing! It accomplished two things.
First, it definitely gave me extra energy and I could feel it. Second, everyone left my water bottle alone because it looked gross. It wasn’t completely clear like water, so they didn’t drink it.
Now I add a scoop to my morning greens/protein drink and I always have it in my water when I’m doing something active that requires energy. As an added bonus, ribose has a slightly sweet taste, so you can add it to anything without ruining the flavor. We add it to muffins, drinks, pancakes, waffles, yogurt, smoothies and protein bars (check out Geri’s recipe if you don’t know what I’m talking about.)
I take a lot of supplements and most are for prevention so I don’t really feel a difference. When I take RibosePlus, I definitely notice a difference. I have more endurance, quicker recovery, and less pain or stiffness the next day. Since I can’t get younger, I’m going to do whatever I can to keep up with the pack. I love my ribose and you will too.