Can you take both D-ribose and ATP supplements?

Published: October 7, 2013
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My doctor recommended ATP as a supplement for my fatigue. I noticed in your book From Fatigued to Fantastic that you recommend D-ribose. Will taking both of these supplements be too much? Should I only take one or the other? If ATP is what is needed for energy and D-ribose is what the body uses to create ATP, why not just supplement with ATP, are there additional benefits of the d-Ribose. Thank you very much for all of the fantastic information within you book and on your website. You are a wealth of information for those of us struggling with fatigue.

Answer

The ribose will supply much higher levels of support than the ATP supplement (as the dosing is 15,000 mg of ribose and perhaps 25 mg of ATP) and the ribose also supports DNA and RNA production. I prefer the Ribose, but would expect it to be OK to combine if one starts with low dosing of the ATP and works up as is comfortable/tolerated well.

L&B,
Dr. T

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome From Fatigued to Fantastic! and his newer The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution.  Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health. 

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