Corvalen Chews by Douglas Laboratories are all-natural D-ribose supplements clinically studied to help restore and replenish core energy. D-ribose is a natural pentose sugar that supports cardiovascular health, promotes energy production and mitochondrial function, and improves recovery and performance after exercise.
- Support for cellular ATP energy production
- Mitochondrial support
Functions and Mechanism of Action
D-ribose is a naturally occurring monosaccharide that is found in all cells and is involved in mitochondrial energy production.
D-ribose is a substrate of the adenosine triphosphate (ATP) molecule, which is responsible for proper cell function and maintenance, including the synthesis of DNA and RNA. The pentose phosphate pathway (PPP) forms ribose-5-phosphate to ultimately produce ATP. This process is slow, as it requires a rate- limiting enzyme called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD).
Alternatively, supplemental D-ribose may bypass the need for G6PD via purine metabolism, which occurs in the mitochondria. This process is more efficient, as it enables cells to efficiently reuse ATP metabolites to form new ATP molecules.
Serving Size 1 Corvalen Chews chewable tablet:
- Calories – 10
- Total Carbohydrates – 2 g
- Sugars (from D-Ribose) – 1.67 g
- Sugar Alcohol – 0.5 g
- D-Ribose. – 1.67 g
Other ingredients: Xylitol, microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropylcellulose, silica natural orange and vanilla flavor, vegetable stearate, citric acid, mannitol, stearic acid, carnauba wax (Copernicia prunifera)
Adults take 1 chewable tablet one to three times daily with a meal, or as directed by one of our health coach professionals.
Mild, transient hypoglycemia may occur if taken on an empty stomach. Insulin-dependent diabetics and pregnant women should consult their physician before use. Ribose may cause a transient increase in uric acid levels; therefore, those that have chronic gout should consult their physician before use.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.