Dear Dr. Teitelbaum,
I have been diagnosed with CFS and have started to supplement with D-Ribose, which, although I only take 2 grams 2x a day, has made a significant difference to my energy levels and well-being. I am unclear about if D-Ribose will increase energy levels for" instant use" or will it, taken over a longer period of time, also increase the energy pool at cellular level? If it doesn't increase the energy pool, would that mean I have to stay on D-Ribose long-term to be able to lead a "normal" life? Is it safe for long-term use?
Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions.
It increases with effect over time. If one treats with SHINE to help the underlying problems, then the D-Ribose may be stopped after 9–18 months (though I still use it long-term, as it makes my energy better).