Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Overall Effectiveness Rating
  4. Research Rating
  5. Products Containing Ribose
  6. Claim Ratings
  7. Dosing
  8. References

Ribose Simple Report

  • Supplement: Ribose
  • Supplement Category: carbohydrates
  • Number of Products Containing Ribose: 7
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1.4 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 25 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 4
  • Number of Claims: 4
  • Effective Dosage Range: 10 - 32 grams per day

Ribose Detailed Report

Overall Effectiveness Rating

The overall effectiveness rating for ribose is 1.4 out of 3. This rating means there is little to no evidence to back the supplement's use. Using this supplement will not lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for ribose as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Research Rating for Ribose

There are 4 studies in the database on ribose; the research rating is 25. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this research rating is for ribose as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Products Containing Ribose

Products Names Amount of Ribose
Jocko Discipline 2.5g
Black Label Shred Formula 8mg
RiboForce ATP 3g
Barrage Amount not listed.
CX3 500mg
Full list of all 7 products containing Ribose.

Claim Ratings

The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.

Performance Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
improve rowing performance
increase strength
improve cycling sprint performance
increase ATP levels


The Supplement Database includes 4 studies on ribose dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose ranges from 10 to 32 grams per day, the average dose being 21 grams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for Ribose.


Title of Study
Effects of oral D-ribose supplementation on anaerobic capacity and selected metabolic markers in healthy males
Effects of Ribose Supplementation on Repeated Sprint Performance in Men
No effects of oral ribose supplementation on repeated maximal exercise and de novo ATP resynthesis
Ribose versus dextrose supplementation, association with rowing performance: a double-blind study