RIBOSE - ever try it?

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I found it on webmd and it's uses include treating muscle fatigue, soreness, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia pain. Somewhere else I read, and I cannot find it now, that it also helps with fibro-fog.
I use it every day without fail. It's wonderful! It mostly helps with energy production but does help with sleep, pain, brain fog.

Dr Teitelbaum, a CFS/FMS specialist, recommends 5 grams 3 times a day for 3-4 weeks then 5 grams 2 times a day from now on.
If you have fibro, check out his book From Fatigued to Fantastic. The SHINE protocol is hands down, the most comprehensive way to treat fibro.

I've found that acetyl l-carnitine is helpful for brain fog also... It also helps with energy production along with CoQ10.
D-Ribose - A Very Powerful and Natural Body Energizer | Vitality 101

Help for Zombies: A Special Report | Vitality 101

Addressing Cognitive Dysfunction ("Brain Fog") in CFS & Fibromyalgia | Vitality 101

If you have muscle pain, use magnesium malate along with the ribose. Magnesium is critical in fibro. Overall nutrition is critical too. I use the Energizing Revitalization System which is a nutrient powder that Dr T helped design. It's a multi vitamin on steroids!
Thank you! I will check out your links and am looking forward to finding some relief!

ETA: now I don't have to worry about the zombie apocalypse because I now have a treatment plan goal so I can stop being one

Last edited by goldencurly; 12-18-2012 at 11:00 AM.
Ooooohhh! Another supplement to buy! Anything that helps fibromyalgia effectively is on my "buy" list!
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This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
I know Dr. Oz recommended this on a show I watched, but appreciate "real" feedback here, thanks.
I have RA and fatigue is a big player in my day-to-day functioning - am certainly going to check this out!
thanks
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I know Dr. Oz recommended this on a show I watched, but appreciate "real" feedback here, thanks.
I have RA and fatigue is a big player in my day-to-day functioning - am certainly going to check this out!
thanks
Originally Posted by PerriP
Perri, I had a girl come through my office one time who had RA and they didn't want to go the medication route. They were into more holistic approaches.

The girl who came through my office mentioned that for her arthritis pain she ate 1/2 cup/day of dried Montmorency cherries. There is a cherry juice that you can get at health food stores, but she said she never found it to be as effective as eating them.

She also drinks something called Kangen water. It's a machine that alkalizes your water. Supposedly if your body is in an alkaline state then it's easier for toxins to be flushed and you feel better. The machines are very expensive, though. There was a local health food store that let you buy Kangen water here, but it's down by my old work. And you can't keep Kangen water for longer than a several days because it goes back to a regular pH. I think. It was quite a while ago.

I do the cherry thing for my fibromyalgia and it does surprisingly help!
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This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.

Last edited by SunshineGrrl; 12-19-2012 at 01:29 PM. Reason: I cannot spell.
Today is my 4th day on it and I am starting to notice a tiny difference in my energy level and my pain level. YAY!!!
Today is my 4th day on it and I am starting to notice a tiny difference in my energy level and my pain level. YAY!!!
Originally Posted by goldencurly
How are you dosing it?
Today is my 4th day on it and I am starting to notice a tiny difference in my energy level and my pain level. YAY!!!
Originally Posted by goldencurly
How are you dosing it?
Originally Posted by crimsonshedemon
I have this powder : Amazon.com: Jarrow Formulas Ribose Muscle Edge Powder, 100g: Health & Personal Care It says 1 scoop = 2g. One of the websites you linked said to do 5 g 3x day, so it adds up to 7.5 scoops!!! I spread it out and take with breakfast, lunch and supper. I bought it at a health food store and seriously overpaid but have learned that lesson and will buy on-line from now on. I do want to get some tablets because I feel conspicously weird about going around with a small container of white powder that I am going to dump into my mouth in the kitchen at work.
The 5 grams 3 times a day only lasts for a month... so it's not too bad.

The pills are pricey and have heard from more than 1 person, the chewables cause mouth sores at the beginning. I carry a tub with me and just try to be discreet but I totally understand what you mean. I pulled it out at a park one afternoon.... my daughter was in a softball tournament and I was falling asleep.
I take mine morning then early afternoon... I will still use an extra dose or two if needed.

Puritan's Pride is the best price I've found during their buy 2 get 3-4 free. I pay 100$ for 5-6 tubs. They are 250 gram tubs. So worth the money!

If you feel you need more oomph, make sure you're nutritional needs are met. The Energy Revitalization System is very helpful.
The adrenals play a big part in fatigue too as does the thyroid. The thyroid often needs treatment even when the regular tests come back "normal".
The Problem with Lab Testing
I found the Puritan's Ribose and you're right, it's on for buy 2 get 3. But am I really doing this math wrong? If I go w/ the 15 g/day for 33 days (end of 2nd tub), then go down to 10 g/day, it gives me less than 90 days of this supplement? $100 for a 3 months supply?
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This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
I found the Puritan's Ribose and you're right, it's on for buy 2 get 3. But am I really doing this math wrong? If I go w/ the 15 g/day for 33 days (end of 2nd tub), then go down to 10 g/day, it gives me less than 90 days of this supplement? $100 for a 3 months supply?
Originally Posted by SunshineGrrl
I think you're correct. But that beats paying $22 for less than 2 week supply. $100 for a 3 month supply is WAY cheaper than paying for Lyrica out of pocket because my insurance won't pay anything for it. BTW - I've been off Lyrica for 2 years!!! YAY!!!

crimson - I will look into the other things too. I am so tempted to just do all of it, but I know with my system I need to take things slowly and see how I react to one thing at a time for a couple of weeks before adding anything else. That way if I have a bad reaction, I know what caused it and if I am seeing improvement, I know what's responsible. And life is stressful enough without having tummy disasters or hives!
Wow, your insurance company doesn't pay for lyrica? That's insane! Mine always paid for mine when I was on it long ago. I changed over to savella because it was more effective for me, and I had tons of weight gain with lyrica along with the swollen fingers it warns about, but had to stop taking it about 2 years ago because my kidneys went down the drain and savella was either hard on the kidneys or they didn't know the effect on kidneys.

Bah, when I get money later in January, I'm going to have to go online and buy buckets or Ribose and magnesium. My 2 bottles of magnesium I bought locally didn't last me very long.
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This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
Bah, when I get money later in January, I'm going to have to go online and buy buckets or Ribose and magnesium. My 2 bottles of magnesium I bought locally didn't last me very long.
Originally Posted by SunshineGrrl
Magnesium can be a laxative and I read that you don't really absorb that much of it when taken orally. I also found a site that tells how to use epsom salt, which is just pure magnesium sulfate, to increase your magnesium levels because you do absorb it transdermally. You can take a bath with 2 cups of epsom salt in a tub of the hottest water you can stand and stay in it until it is pretty cool. You can also make magnesium lotion. There are many recipes on the internet but they all call for coconut oil and I am allergic to coconut. I have eczema and can use Curel lotion (the one in the white bottle with the red stripe) with no problem so.....I made my own concoction. I mixed a teaspoon of epsom salt with a tablespoon of boiling water and stirred until the magnesium sulfate dissolved totally. Then I put this in a 3 oz. bottle and filled it up to about 1/2" from the top with the Curel lotion and shook the daylights out of it. It makes a thinner lotion of course, but my skin soaks it up with no problems. I don't use it all over. I am worried about too much magnesium but I don't know if that's an issue or not since I have a magnesium deficiency. I apply it on my legs and back since that's where I have the most muscle spasms. And epsom salt is very affordable!
Bah, when I get money later in January, I'm going to have to go online and buy buckets or Ribose and magnesium. My 2 bottles of magnesium I bought locally didn't last me very long.
Originally Posted by SunshineGrrl
Magnesium can be a laxative and I read that you don't really absorb that much of it when taken orally. I also found a site that tells how to use epsom salt, which is just pure magnesium sulfate, to increase your magnesium levels because you do absorb it transdermally. You can take a bath with 2 cups of epsom salt in a tub of the hottest water you can stand and stay in it until it is pretty cool. You can also make magnesium lotion. There are many recipes on the internet but they all call for coconut oil and I am allergic to coconut. I have eczema and can use Curel lotion (the one in the white bottle with the red stripe) with no problem so.....I made my own concoction. I mixed a teaspoon of epsom salt with a tablespoon of boiling water and stirred until the magnesium sulfate dissolved totally. Then I put this in a 3 oz. bottle and filled it up to about 1/2" from the top with the Curel lotion and shook the daylights out of it. It makes a thinner lotion of course, but my skin soaks it up with no problems. I don't use it all over. I am worried about too much magnesium but I don't know if that's an issue or not since I have a magnesium deficiency. I apply it on my legs and back since that's where I have the most muscle spasms. And epsom salt is very affordable!
Originally Posted by goldencurly
Huh, I must be reading in the wrong areas. I was reading about the ability to use epsom salts in a bath (I only have a shower, so it's kind of a moot point), but the site I was on said it doesn't stay in your system very long because of the chemical breakdown of magnesium sulfate. Dunno.

As far as the lotions that require coconut oil, you can substitute any oil or butter (like cocoa butter, almond butter, avocado butter, you might want to try babassu oil...it looks to be the same consistency as coconut oil) in place of it. It might be slightly thinner if you use a thinner oil, but would still get the job done well. It doesn't affect the effectiveness of the lotion if you use a different oil. When I was making lotion, I just chucked whatever oil sounded good for what I needed at the time.

I hate how lotion feels on my skin, so I usually just end up applying oil right after the shower when my skin is still wet then drying by patting my skin with the towel. There's enough room in the bottle now that I can add my magnesium oil to it.

Is anybody having any problems with the skin peeling on their hands or feet? Ever since I started taking magnesium and using the magnesium oil, I look like a leper (not like puss filled sores, but just skin peeling off everywhere on my hands and bottom of my feet and leaving ragged edges everywhere and the skin catches on everything right now). I think it's the magnesium oil doing it to me, but I can't be sure.
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This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
Bah, when I get money later in January, I'm going to have to go online and buy buckets or Ribose and magnesium. My 2 bottles of magnesium I bought locally didn't last me very long.
Originally Posted by SunshineGrrl
Magnesium can be a laxative and I read that you don't really absorb that much of it when taken orally. I also found a site that tells how to use epsom salt, which is just pure magnesium sulfate, to increase your magnesium levels because you do absorb it transdermally. You can take a bath with 2 cups of epsom salt in a tub of the hottest water you can stand and stay in it until it is pretty cool. You can also make magnesium lotion. There are many recipes on the internet but they all call for coconut oil and I am allergic to coconut. I have eczema and can use Curel lotion (the one in the white bottle with the red stripe) with no problem so.....I made my own concoction. I mixed a teaspoon of epsom salt with a tablespoon of boiling water and stirred until the magnesium sulfate dissolved totally. Then I put this in a 3 oz. bottle and filled it up to about 1/2" from the top with the Curel lotion and shook the daylights out of it. It makes a thinner lotion of course, but my skin soaks it up with no problems. I don't use it all over. I am worried about too much magnesium but I don't know if that's an issue or not since I have a magnesium deficiency. I apply it on my legs and back since that's where I have the most muscle spasms. And epsom salt is very affordable!
Originally Posted by goldencurly
If you use the right type of oral mag and go slowly, you'll be ok. If you use mag oxide from the grocery store, it wont absorb and acts like a laxative. It's all about the type. I use mag glycinate and mag malate- both well absorbed orally. You need oral and transdermal to restore your mag levels. It's better to use mag chloride flakes and make mag oil than use epsom salts. Epsom salts are better for detoxing while mag chloride will get more mag into your body. Again, the type of magnesium is more absorbable than others. Morley Robbins, a mag expert, also says not to use the hottest water just use very warm water. Something about it affects the absorption.
Too much magnesium isnt a problem in healthy people especially if you're just using a little epsom salt in your lotion. If you were to take 2000mg plus a day, that may be too much but you're body gets rid of it so it wont build up anyways. The laxative effect.
Dr Carolyn Dean is the expert on magnesium and her book Magnesium Miracle is a great source.
There's a lot of not so accurate info out there so it's nice to have Dr Dean's expertise.
Bah, when I get money later in January, I'm going to have to go online and buy buckets or Ribose and magnesium. My 2 bottles of magnesium I bought locally didn't last me very long.
Originally Posted by SunshineGrrl
Magnesium can be a laxative and I read that you don't really absorb that much of it when taken orally. I also found a site that tells how to use epsom salt, which is just pure magnesium sulfate, to increase your magnesium levels because you do absorb it transdermally. You can take a bath with 2 cups of epsom salt in a tub of the hottest water you can stand and stay in it until it is pretty cool. You can also make magnesium lotion. There are many recipes on the internet but they all call for coconut oil and I am allergic to coconut. I have eczema and can use Curel lotion (the one in the white bottle with the red stripe) with no problem so.....I made my own concoction. I mixed a teaspoon of epsom salt with a tablespoon of boiling water and stirred until the magnesium sulfate dissolved totally. Then I put this in a 3 oz. bottle and filled it up to about 1/2" from the top with the Curel lotion and shook the daylights out of it. It makes a thinner lotion of course, but my skin soaks it up with no problems. I don't use it all over. I am worried about too much magnesium but I don't know if that's an issue or not since I have a magnesium deficiency. I apply it on my legs and back since that's where I have the most muscle spasms. And epsom salt is very affordable!
Originally Posted by goldencurly
Huh, I must be reading in the wrong areas. I was reading about the ability to use epsom salts in a bath (I only have a shower, so it's kind of a moot point), but the site I was on said it doesn't stay in your system very long because of the chemical breakdown of magnesium sulfate. Dunno.

Is anybody having any problems with the skin peeling on their hands or feet? Ever since I started taking magnesium and using the magnesium oil, I look like a leper (not like puss filled sores, but just skin peeling off everywhere on my hands and bottom of my feet and leaving ragged edges everywhere and the skin catches on everything right now). I think it's the magnesium oil doing it to me, but I can't be sure.
Originally Posted by SunshineGrrl
No you are right. Magnesium sulfate isn't the best option. I make magnesium oil with magnesium chloride flakes (from amazon.. must use a quality source, don't want to add pollutants to your body) and spray it on my body after I shower. Let set for 10 minutes or so (you can wipe it off after it dries because it quits absorbing once it's dry). I added a few drops of jojoba oil but I don't want to dilute too much. 6-8 sprays of the mag oil that I'm using is around 100mg magnesium so I don't want to interfere much with that.

Magnesium oil can leave a salty layer on your skin and I guess that could dry out the skin. I tend to wipe it off and apply lotion afterwards.. I have really dry skin and am a lotion fanatic. Suave Advanced Care is my fave, nice and light.

Last edited by crimsonshedemon; 12-21-2012 at 07:56 AM.
I found the Puritan's Ribose and you're right, it's on for buy 2 get 3. But am I really doing this math wrong? If I go w/ the 15 g/day for 33 days (end of 2nd tub), then go down to 10 g/day, it gives me less than 90 days of this supplement? $100 for a 3 months supply?
Originally Posted by SunshineGrrl
That's correct. I will only buy it at Puritan's the price is so much better.... occasionally they do a buy 2 get 4 free.

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