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.