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Cytose®

Cytose® is a patented medical food formulated from GRAS approved D-Ribose. The five-carbon sugar, D-Ribose or Pentose, is found naturally in our bodies. Refer to the FAQs listed on this page to learn more.


How much Cytose® powder should I take each day?

The daily intake of Cytose® needs to be determined by your healthcare professional specializing in mitochondrial disorders.

How much D-Ribose is in one bottle of Cytose?

Each bottle of D-Ribose contains 200 grams of pure powder.

Is there a scoop in the bottle?

Yes, it includes a 5-gram scoop.

How much D-Ribose does one scoop provide?

Each unpacked, level scoop of Cytose® powder delivers 5 grams of D-Ribose.

Can Cytose® be tube fed?

Yes, Cytose can be tube fed. While it is not explicitly designed for tube feeding, the powder is readily soluble in the formula.

What are the ingredients?

Cytose® is pure D-Ribose powder and includes no other ingredients.

How should I consume Cytose®?

Using the enclosed scoop, measure your recommended amount of Cytose®. Consume with a carbohydrate-containing food or drink, added directly to beverages or sprinkled on top of or mixed into food. To enhance absorption, Cytose® should be taken with an additional carbohydrate food source.

How does Cytose® taste?

It is a natural five-carbon sugar, and as such, is slightly sweet tasting.

How should Cytose® be stored?

Unopened bottles should be kept in a cool, dry place. Reseal opened bottles, store in a refrigerator and use within 3 months.

Is Cytose® tested for allergens?

Cytose® has been tested allergen-free of gluten, egg, wheat, fish, crustacean, corn, soy, tree nuts and peanut. Also, it has been tested GMO-free.

Should Type 1 Diabetics (Insulin Dependent) take Cytose®?

Type 1 Diabetics (Insulin Dependent) may have an exacerbation of hypoglycemic effects from ingestion of Cytose at or above 10 grams/dose. Transient low blood sugar can occur when doses of 10 g or more are taken on an empty stomach. Consult your healthcare professional specializing in mitochondrial disorders for dosing.

Is Cytose® nutritionally complete?

Cytose® contains D-Ribose only. It is not a source of macronutrients or other vitamins and minerals. This product should not be used as a sole source of nutrition.