The study was published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. It was conducted by researchers from Bejing Sport University as well as Georgia State University.
D-ribose is a naturally occurring monosaccharide found in the cells and particularly in the mitochondria and is essential in energy production. The sugar was developed as a standalone ingredient by the firm BioEnergy, which as a patent on its product, though there are other sources in the market.
BioEnergy references recent science on its ingredients that involves chronic fatigue syndrome as well as its use as an adjunct therapy in coronary bypass procedures.