Cytose is a patented medical food developed with a nontoxic form of D-ribose; in fact, Cytose contains the only form of D-ribose Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the FDA.
For patients with mitochondrial cytopathies related to AMP deaminase deficiency, symptomatic relief is reportedly sometimes achieved by administering ribose orally at a specified dosage based on body weight.
Cytose comes in powder form, with each scoop containing 5.0 g of pure D-ribose. This product must be taken with an additional carbohydrate food source. Available for purchase only on behalf of individuals under medical supervision and current medical care, Cytose is allergen-tested at no detectable level (NDL) for gluten, eggs, wheat, fish, crustacean, corn, soy, tree nuts, and peanut. It is also free of GMOs.
Solace Nutrition realizes that in many cases, especially when using our medical foods for managing specific medical conditions, more in-depth knowledge may be required. Please contact our experienced customer service team immediately if this applies. We are happy to work with you one-on-one to assist with utilizing Cytose most effectively for each individual patient.
How much Cytose powder should I take each day?
Daily intake should be determined by your healthcare professional specializing in mitochondrial disorders. Dosing is based on age, body weight and the metabolic condition of the patient.
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?
Cytose was not designed with tube feeding in mind, but the powder is readily soluble in formula and can be used for tube feeding.
What are the ingredients in Cytose?
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. Cytose can be added directly to juices, 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. Cytose should not be used as a sole source of nutrition.