Effects of ribose supplementation prior to and during intense exercise on anaerobic capacity and metabolic markers. Academic Article uri icon


  • This study examined whether ribose supplementation before and during intense anaerobic exercise impacts anaerobic capacity and metabolic markers. Twelve moderately trained male cyclists (22.3 +/- 2.2 y; 181 +/- 6 cm, 74.8 +/- 9 kg) participated in the study. Subjects were familiarized and fasted for 8 h after standardizing nutritional intake. In a double blind and crossover manner subjects ingested either a 150 mL placebo or ribose (3 g ribose + 150 microg folate). Subjects rested for 25 min and completed 5 x 30 s anaerobic capacity tests with 3 min passive rest. Six capillary blood samples were taken prior to and after sprints for adenine nucleotide breakdown determination. The experiment was repeated 1 wk later with alternative drink. Data were analyzed by repeated measures ANOVA. No significant interactions were observed for any performance or blood variables. D-ribose supplementation has no impact on anaerobic exercise capacity and metabolic markers after high-intensity cycling exercise.

published proceedings

  • Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Kerksick, C., Rasmussen, C., Bowden, R., Leutholtz, B., Harvey, T., Earnest, C., ... Kreider, R.

citation count

  • 15

complete list of authors

  • Kerksick, C||Rasmussen, C||Bowden, R||Leutholtz, B||Harvey, T||Earnest, C||Greenwood, M||Almada, A||Kreider, R

publication date

  • December 2005