Does D-Ribose effect your sperm count?

Published: February 28, 2013

Hi Dr Teitelbaum, I see a few sites say D-Ribose is good for or will help sperm count, is this true? ..if so how will D-Ribose effect testosterone? Looking forward to your reply.


I have not seen specific research on it, but studies on most things that improve energy production show they also improve sperm count and motility, so I suspect the ribose will do so as well. I do not know that it would have a direct effect quickly on testosterone levels, but in those where it is low, it may improve hypothalamic function helping it to recover. 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 eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and 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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