D-Ribose Benefits and Side Effects

Congestive Heart Failure

D-Ribose is a sugar that has been shown to boost levels of the energy compound ATP. Because D-ribose is a simple sugar, it is extremely well absorbed. Food sources do not supply enough of the recommended amounts of ribose. However, the body generally synthesized enough ribose from glucose to meet its needs. D-Ribose is thought […]

Selenium Benefits and Foods

Selenium

Selenium is an essential mineral required in small amounts. This vital mineral was discovered in 1817 by Swedish chemist, Jons Berzelius. In 1957, Foltz  and Schwartz established selenium as an essential trace element in nutrition for the prevention of disease. The human body selenium content is considered to be  average 12-20 milligrams. Selenium is present […]