D-ribose from Bioenergy Life Sciences gets Novel Food authorization from EFSA

May 8, 2019

Bioenergy Life Sciences received novel food authorization from the European Food Safety Authority for use of its D-ribose in fine bakery wares, milk drinks, and sports, isotonic, and energy drinks. 

Bioenergy Life Sciences received novel food authorization from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for use of its D-ribose (Bioenergy Ribose) in fine bakery wares, milk drinks, and sports, isotonic, and energy drinks. EFSA concluded that when used in a variety of food, D-ribose was safe to the general population at intake levels of up to 36 mg/kg body weight per day.

“Many major companies have been eagerly anticipating this approval,” confirms Bioenergy Life Science CEO and chairman Leo Zhang, in a press release. “This is also great news for international companies already using Bioenergy Ribose in the U.S., as they can now use it in their European formulations. We expect to see functional foods and beverages made with Bioenergy Ribose to reach European consumers very quickly.”

A 5-carbon monosaccharide, Bioenergy Ribose regulates the body’s natural energy synthesis, helping regenerate lost energy, and reduce muscle soreness, says the firm. “We are already receiving a lot of positive feedback from formulators who can finally use Bioenergy Ribose. When you think of energy, most people think of a variation of caffeine or other forms of stimulants. Bioenergy Ribose supplies sustainable cellular energy with no crash,” explains Bioenergy Life Science executive vice president and chief scientific officer Alex Xue, PhD, in a press release. “Ribose is naturally present in every living cell but the process to produce it is very slow, especially in the heart and muscle tissues. Bioenergy Ribose drives the process that replenishes ATP and other energy components.”