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What are specific benefits to taking D-ribose?

For a healthy person, probably none. However, it has been used for improving athletic performance, though this has not been substantiated in controlled studies. Additionally, it is used by those suffering from fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome to improve energy, sleep and well being. Also, those with certain genetic disorders of energy metabolism use it to improve exercise tolerance. However, these applications are poorly supported as well.

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