New research reveals that in addition to Bioenergy Ribose’s role as a building block in ATP synthesis, it has an important signaling function as well.

In a new interview with NutraIngredients-USA, BLS Director of Scientific Affairs and Technology Michael Crabtree, ND predicted that this new research may open new opportunities for our legacy ingredient. “We continue to learn more about ribose’s distinct mechanism of action. And very soon, that will lead to new product opportunities and applications,” he told the publication. 

“It’s not as if the previous understanding was wrong, but it was inadequate. Now that we have the new data that we have it appears we have discovered an independent mechanism by which ribose is affecting the cells.” 

 Bioenergy Ribose has been used successfully for decades, and is backed by more than 30 years of research. ATP production would come to a standstill without ribose, which exists naturally within cells. Ribose drives the process that replenishes ATP, the energy currency of all cells. 

“We continue to study it because we strongly believe in its ability to continue to safely and effectively power the healthy aging market,” Crabtree told the publication. 

BLS started the industry’s conversation about cellular energy with its introduction of Bioenergy Ribose back in 1990. Since then, the company has conducted ongoing research on ribose, earning numerous patents, as it seeks to understand precisely how to positively influence cellular energy production and slow the effects of aging. 

The new research will be presented at SSW 2021, Oct. 25-28, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Stop by BLS Booth #4245.