What Is D-Ribose?

D-ribose is an important five carbon monosaccharide with the chemical formula C5H10O5. It is an important component of RNA and ATP and plays an important role in the formation of life. D-ribose is also an important drug intermediate, which is used in the production of a variety of nucleic acid drugs.


Physical and chemical properties:

Hygroscopicity: easy to absorb moisture in the air.



Used as pharmaceutical raw materials, health products, intermediates, food additives, etc


Physiological function:

D-ribose is an important component of ribonucleic acid (RNA), which is the genetic material in organisms. It plays a pivotal role in the metabolism of nucleoside substances, protein and fat. It has important physiological functions and broad application prospects. D-ribose, as a natural component in all cells of organisms, is closely related to the formation of adenylate and the regeneration of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). It is one of the most basic energy sources of life metabolism. It plays a key role in the metabolism of heart and skeletal muscle, and can promote the recovery of local ischemic tissue and local hypoxic tissue.


Dosage and preparation:

Ribose is sold as ribose and D-ribose in capsules and powders. It tastes sweet because it is a natural sugar. This powder can be mixed with water or fruit juice and can be used to make drinks.


There is no standard recommended dose of D-ribose. According to scientific research, alternative health practitioners recommend taking 5 to 30 grams a day to support chronic health. As an exercise promoter, 5g a day is a common dose.