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What other names is Ribose known by?

Beta-D-ribofuranose, D-ribosa, D-ribose, Ribosa.

What is Ribose?

Ribose is a kind of sugar that is produced by the body. It is used as a medicine.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Decreased blood flow through the arteries in the heart (coronary artery disease).
  • A genetic metabolic disorder called myoadenylate deaminase deficiency (MAD or AMPD deficiency).

Possibly Ineffective for...

  • Athletic performance enhancement.

Likely Ineffective for...

  • McArdle's disease (a genetic metabolic disorder).

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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