[An exclusive interview with George Foss, former general manager of Kayser Nutrition, southern California’s health food store chain to the wealthy and famous for 52 years. George has been called a “walking repository of nutritional supplement research knowledge,” and is a long-time consultant to the nutritional supplement industry. Featured on a variety of television and radio news broadcasts over the past 20 years, he is widely considered by west coast news media outlets to be the nutritional supplement industry’s “go to” guy on natural health topics.]
Steve Barwick: George, I understand that today you’ll uncover four simple yet very powerful ways to maximize the energy-boosting benefits of D-Ribose dramatically. We’ll get to that in just a minute. But first, can you help us understand how D-Ribose helps people restore youthful energy levels – particularly people with age-related energy deficiency disorders or disease-induced energy deficiency disorders?
George Voss: Well, first of all, people with low energy disorders caused by diseases – like chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, MS, lupus, AIDS, and many others – are actually exposed. To rob their vital energy by the disease process itself. In the case of chronic fatigue, it is believed that the Epstein-Barr virus or some other pathogen such as Mycoplasma actually infiltrates and attacks the body’s cells. These pathogens severely damage the ability of cellular mitochondria to produce adequate amounts of ATP. Of course, ATP is the body’s main energy molecule. Because hundreds of millions of cells can be damaged or compromised by an underlying infectious disease, the remaining undamaged cells are left with the task of trying to produce enough ATP to supply the entire body with energy. It’s like an eight-cylinder, with only five or six cylinders. The body simply becomes weaker and weaker over time, because damaged cells operate at very low levels, and healthy cells are taxed to their limits. The disease process spreads, because the cells cannot produce enough energy to enable the body to fight it.
Fortunately, by supplying the body with supplemental D-Ribose – essentially flooding the cells with the nutritional fuel they need to produce massive levels of extra energy in the form of ATP – you can often “start” the body again on high alert. The immune system gets the energy it needs to start working at peak levels again. The brain gets the energy it needs to guide the healing process. Nerve cells function best not only in the brain but throughout the entire nervous system, sending chemical and electronic messages of healing throughout the body at lightning speed. The interlaced transmission is restored to the peak function. There is even some evidence that cells damaged by pathogens begin to recover when given the fuel they need to self-repair. Finally, energy levels are fully restored, and the body is able to pull itself out of the downward spiral caused by the underlying disease process.
Steve Barwick: What about the energy deficiency disorders associated with aging?
George Voss: Well, aging is of course a natural process. There is not much we can do about it, but take care of our bodies by avoiding toxins and making sure we get the proper nutrition, hydration and daily exercise that our bodies need. However, even if we are very good at doing these things, we will inevitably suffer from low energy levels. As we get older. In large part, it is because as we age, digestion does not function well. Without proper digestion, our body would not be able to derive the same levels of D-Ribose from food that it was previously able to. So there is less amount of D-Ribose to send to mitochondria to convert to ATP. For this reason, we slowly start to lose energy as we age. When D-Ribose is not extracted from the foods we eat and delivered into cells in sufficient quantities to maintain normal daily bodily functions, we simply begin to slow down. It is very common for fatigue and malaise to start. But by supplementing with even small amounts of D-Ribose, we can make up for much of that energy lost due to the natural aging process. The bottom line is that if we can give the cells what they need – in this case, supplemental D-Ribose – we can maintain a much higher level of daily energy than we could if we didn’t supplement it. This is the reason why many middle-aged and elderly people now supplement every morning with D-Ribose.
Steve Barwick: Well, at 52 years old, I know I use it. And honestly, I wouldn’t go a day without it. So what are some of the best ways to take D-Ribose for its known energy boosting benefits?
George Voss: Based on my experience with clients over the past 10 years, I’d say that most healthy people who want to take D-Ribose for a little extra energy generally need to take one or two capsules daily by mouth – usually with a little the food. Each capsule should be at least 700 mg. That way, if you take two capsules daily, you are getting roughly a gram and a half of D-Ribose, which is a good dose for someone who is relatively healthy. However, if you suffer from any type of energy deficiency disorder, you may either need to take more D-Ribose or take it a little differently in order to increase its energy-boosting benefits.
Steve Barwick: You say there are different ways to take D-Ribose, to get more oomph from it?
George Voss: Yes, absolutely. Here are four powerful ways to maximize the energy-boosting benefits of D-Ribose, without the need to increase your dose:
1.) Take it under the tongue. This means you should simply pour it from the capsule just under your tongue, then move it inside your mouth so that it covers your cheeks and gums. Do this for several minutes. This allows the body to absorb a lot of D-Ribose directly into the bloodstream through a rich network of veins located under the tongue, and in the cheeks and gums, thus bypassing the normal digestive process in which some D-Ribose is inevitably lost. D-Ribose is a type of carbohydrate, and it’s a complex form of sugar, so it tastes a little sweet, and for most people it’s not repulsive at all. This little trick alone will help greatly increase the effectiveness of D-Ribose when you take it.
2.) Another way to maximize the energy-boosting benefits of D-Ribose is to take it with a commercial formula hydrating fluid, such as Gatorade. Because Gatorade is specifically formulated to hydrate the body’s 7 trillion cells, blending 700 mg. D-Ribose capsules in a full glass before drinking them help attract D-Ribose directly into the cells very quickly, resulting in a significant increase in physical energy that cannot be achieved simply by taking D-Ribose with water or other liquids alone. However, insulin dependent diabetics and hypoglycemia should use this method only under the supervision and supervision of a physician, and blood sugar should be closely monitored, due to the sugars present in Gatorade.
3.) You can also greatly increase the energy-boosting benefits of D-Ribose by taking it along with synergistic nutrients. D-Ribose tends to greatly increase the body’s ability to absorb and use other nutrients effectively. Take it with B vitamins, like a good “B-50” formula, which is 50 mg. Of all the major B vitamins, you will increase the beneficial effects of the vitamins by up to 100%. And the vitamins will greatly increase the beneficial effects of D-Ribose throughout the day. Other synergistic nutrients that can be taken with D-Ribose to obtain massive energy-boosting benefits are magnesium (200 mg), malic acid (900 mg), iodine (200 micrograms), selenium (200 micrograms), and tyrosine (500 mg). And Vitamin C (500 mg), to name a few. One of my favorite formulations is 700 mg. D-Ribose taken with 1,000 mg. B-12 chewable in the form of methylcobalamin.
4.) Finally, a very powerful way to maximize the energy-boosting benefits of D-Ribose is to take it from time to time with an immune system booster like Beta-glucan. This is an unknown secret I learned from many people suffering from severe chronic fatigue, who have used it to achieve very good effect whenever they need to quickly recover from a chronic, debilitating “crash.” Taken together, the synergy between D-Ribose and Beta-glucan appears to double or even triple the individual benefits of each supplement. Energy and clear thinking can often be restored within a couple of hours, even when the mental “fog” so common of chronic fatigue is severe. Moreover, immunity can be restored to higher levels before a breakdown very quickly. And when taken for days in a row, the enhanced mental and physical effects of this dynamic duo can last for several days to several weeks afterward. Some regular D-Ribose users have told me that they simply take a “booster” using this blend of nutrients once a week, in order to prevent more chronic fatigue “crashes.” Incidentally, the best form of Beta-glucan to use in this technology is fully micronized Beta-1,3-1,6-glucan, which is available exclusively from a company in Liberty, Texas called the Nutritional Supply Corporation. At 1-888-246-7224, extension 222. D-Ribose can of course be purchased from our good friends on The Silver Edge by calling 1-800-528-0559, or by visiting them online at http: // www.thesilveredge.com
Steve Barwick: George, it has been a pleasure talking to you today. And it’s always a great experience. We definitely appreciate your interesting ideas very much. Thank you for your time in visiting us.
GEORGE VOUS: Thank you, Steve. It was my pleasure. For more in-depth information on D-Ribose, see the Unique Supplements link at http://www.thesilveredge.com.
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