I add this powder to my morning smoothie for an extra boost of energy. After googling the benefits of ribose I figured I would give it a shot. The vitacost brand was buy one get one free and the same milligrams as the bigger name brand company's. Easy on my stomachs and the taste is not even noticeable when blended in juice or a smoothie. I highly recommend to anyone in need of an energy boost in the ,opening, evening, or night!