Trial of D-Ribose for Fibromyalgia Fatigue

A trial of D-Ribose supplementation is recruiting individuals who are experiencing fatigue associated with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. The trial (“D-Ribose for Fatigue in Subjects with Fibromyalgia”) is directed by Leslie J Crofford, MD, a specialist in fibromyalgia and autoimmune diseases at the University of Kentucky. It is recruiting at Dr. Crofford’s clinic and at 7 other sites in California, Florida, Maryland, and North Carolina.

This 12-week trial involving daily supplementation with D-Ribose is “a phase IIa, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multi-center, multiple dose study of the dietary supplement D-ribose vs placebo.”

See the listing of this trial for more information on inclusion and exclusion criteria, locations, and links to clinic contacts at

For background information about ribose, see “Ribose: A major component of the ‘energy molecule’ ATP,” by nutritient scientist Brian Tanzer, MS, CNS, Sep 14, 2011

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One thought on “Trial of D-Ribose for Fibromyalgia Fatigue”

  1. JeNeSuisPersonne says:

    Just a heads-up – when I tried D-Ribose (Corvalen), my FMS pain went through-the-roof! Hope it helps others, but you might want to exercise caution before you sign up – just a thought. note: I am VERY reactive to any stimulant, can’t handle coffee, etc., so maybe there’s some connection there.

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