I have a client visiting his cardiologist today. He evidently has two muscles in his heart that aren’t operating efficiently-the two are responsible for ejecting oxygen-rich blood into the arteries.

His doctor had prescribed some medication a month ago to help those muscles function better, but my client has not noticed any improvement. He gets winded just taking the garbage out, which is a big disappointment for a man used to golfing 9 to 18 holes at a time. I suggested that he ask the Doctor about supplementing with ribose, a non-prescription food supplement.

Ribose is a naturally occurring 5-carbon sugar, and is required in the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the energy that our bodies run on. If your cells don’t have enough ribose, they can’t produce enough ATP to keep up with energy demands. This is what happens with coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, chronic fatigue, arthritis, and fibromyalgia.

Even though ribose synthesis occurs naturally in the cells, energy needs often outstrip this capacity to provide enough supply. The good thing is that ribose is easily absorbed orally, and you can find it at any health food store. In fact, ribose is now used at over 50 hospitals nationwide. Better yet, ribose is safe, and has no known drug interactions.

I hope his doctor will come around.

Stay well, John R. Blilie