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Ribose and Sport Performance

This study has been completed.
Atrium Innovations
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Laval University Identifier:
First received: November 2, 2012
Last updated: December 2, 2016
Last verified: December 2016
Investigate the acute effect of ribose supplementation on performance and recovery in athletes.

Condition Intervention
Other: Ribose
Other: Placebo

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Effect of Ribose on Performance and Recovery in Athletes

Further study details as provided by Laval University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in time to complete the third of 3 consecutive 3km time trials on bike [ Time Frame: baseline and 1 week ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Performance on the 3 consecutive 3km time trials on bike [ Time Frame: baseline and 1 week ]
    Performance measures: peak power (watts/kg), mean power (watts/kg), time to peak power (sec), total work (kJ) and maximum cadence (RPMmax)

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Fatigue perception after each of the 3 consecutive 3km time trials on bike [ Time Frame: baseline and 1 week ]
    Post-exercise fatigue perception on visual analog scale (VAS)

  • Peak Vo2 consumption during each of the 3km time trials on bike [ Time Frame: baseline and 1 week ]

Enrollment: 18
Study Start Date: August 2012
Study Completion Date: January 2013
Primary Completion Date: January 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Ribose
After each of the 3km time trial (3 in total), consumption of ribose incorporated in a sports drink.
Other: Ribose
After each of the 3km time trial (3 in total), participants will be asked to drink the experimental product (or placebo) incorporated in a sports drink.
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
After each of the 3km time trial (3 in total), consumption of placebo incorporated in a sports drink.
Other: Placebo


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men and women
  • Training volume > 7hrs/week
  • VO2 max > 40 and 45 mg/kg/min (for women and men respectively)
  • Otherwise healthy individuals

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women
  • Individuals with endocrine disorders, hypercholesterolemia, cardiovascular diseases, gut diseases, cancer, anemia, hypoglycemia
  • Medication for lipids, diabetes, hypertension, inflammation, autoimmune diseases, mood disorders
  • Excessive alcohol consumption (more than two drinks by day for men, one for women), smoking, drug use, supplements or natural products consumption during the study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01727479

Canada, Quebec
Université Laval
Québec, Quebec, Canada, G1V0A6
Sponsors and Collaborators
Laval University
Atrium Innovations
Principal Investigator: Benoît Lamarche, PhD Institute on nutraceuticals and functional foods
  More Information

Responsible Party: Laval University Identifier: NCT01727479     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2012-048
Study First Received: November 2, 2012
Last Updated: December 2, 2016

Keywords provided by Laval University:
Peak VO2 consumption
3km time trial
fatigue perception
time to complete processed this record on May 25, 2017