Glyconutrients are often referred to as Glyconutritionals, Monosaccharides and Polysaccharides. Glyconutrients are simply food-derived nutrients or biological "sugars". When we say 'sugar', you probably are thinking of common table sugar. However, scientists have found over 200 'sugars'. Eight of these have been found to be necessary to human life and longevity.
When you take Glyconutrients, your cells are able to communicate properly. When your cells communicate, your body is able to repair and defend itself. Glyconutrients don't cure anything; Glyconutrients simply provide the necessary nutrients and your body does all the work. Today, only two Glyconutrients are usually found in the average person's diet. The eight necessary Glyconutrients are:
• Fucose (not fructose)
• N-acetylneuramic acid
Glyconutrients have been documented to improve your quality of life, help your immune system repair and defend itself, maintain a healthy life and help cell-to-cell communication.
Abundant research has been done with Glyconutrients. The New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association (JANA), and Fisher Proceedings have all published research on Glyconutrients. Clinical studies and case reports using glyconutrients have been published on Glycoscience.org, and Pubmed.gov – the National Institute of Health's website. Research on glyconutrients has been conducted at Texas Tech University, University of Texas, St George's University (in the UK), & the University of Queensland to name a few.
"The biggest revolutionary change in the war against disease is represented by glyconutrients. Glyconutrients are taking their place as one of the pivotal classes of nutrients. I know this not only because of the medical studies but also by the profound effects it has had toward promoting health in my patients that had been lacking over the past 20 years". ~ Dr. Michael D. Schlachter, M.D. Board Certified Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease Clinical Instructor, University of Nevada Medical School
Research has shown that when Glyconutrients are taken on a daily basis, they may be linked to certain positive health benefits. In 1996, Harper's Biochemistry was rewritten to include an entire chapter on Glyconutrients.
Glyconutrients are very important to your cells. Try teaching your child to write a letter to his grandma, but don't allow him to use five of the letters. Do you think "Grandma" will be able to read and understand his letter? It's the same way for your cells. When you don't give your body Glyconutrients, your cells can't "read" each other. However, when you give your body Glyconutrients, your cells become 'coated' with Glyconutrients and they can now communicate with each other. This enables your body to repair and defend itself properly.