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Postby scoobyjude » Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:09 pm

I'm curious what Jimmylegs and others up on supplements think of this

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Postby jimmylegs » Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:31 pm

hey there, sorry i don't know much about ribose.

my approach would be to look at how the body makes this product, and what it needs to do so.

then i would look at whether any of those ingredients are typically low in ms.

from there i would have a short list of suspects that might be taking the body's own ribose production down.

then i would inquire about other symptoms to look for connections to whatever ingredient or ingredients were looking fishy.

at the end it would probably be one or two basic nutrients that i already have blabbed on and on about at length and it would make everybody bored!

i'll look into it more later and we'll see if this hypothetical scenario plays out :)

... niacin is looking like an early contender...

more later :)
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Postby DIM » Sun Sep 20, 2009 1:16 pm

Inosine is a nucleoside that is formed when hypoxanthine is attached to a ribose ring (also known as a ribofuranose).
Does inosine works tha same way as ribose?
Probably yes, athletes take inosine for more energy although this isn't clinically prooven but more important you should take inosine for your low uric acid and have the extra benefits from it's ribose content (if they exist)!
Take inosine, my wife takes it for low uric acid... :wink:
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Postby jimmylegs » Sun Sep 20, 2009 1:26 pm

DIM, i never got any inosine but when i started supplementing zinc my uric acid came up at the same time. for years my UA was 194 or less, but i was zinc deficient. got my zinc up into the high teens, and at last test my UA was up to 278!! turns out the liver needs zinc in order to detoxify ammonia properly, which means creating uric acid. do you know whether inosine helps the body process ammonia?
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Postby LR1234 » Sun Sep 20, 2009 2:30 pm

Jimmy you have def convinced me to get on the Zinc! I have it in a multi which is 15mg but I expect I need 30-50mg daily. I can't seem to find a zinc/copper combo though...any you can recommend?
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Postby jimmylegs » Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:50 pm

hey there LR glad you are hopping on the zinc wagon ;)

personally my copper levels are fine so i haven't worried about supplementing it. as far as i know you're not supposed to take in more than 2-3 mg of copper per day and the zinc to copper ratio is supposed to be 10:1.

have you had your copper tested? i would check before supplementing...

here's a neat reference:
The possible role of gradual accumulation of copper, cadmium, lead and iron and gradual depletion of zinc, magnesium, selenium, vitamins B2, B6, D, and E and essential fatty acids in multiple sclerosis
Medical Hypotheses, Volume 55, Issue 3, Pages 239-241
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