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Peopl e use the term "glyconutrient" to make reference to eight specific sugars (saccharides).  


These are:xylose,galactose,arabinose,fructose, fucose,glucose,mannose. gluconutrient image


Marketers claim that these sugars will form important compounds called glycoproteins in your body. (Consider glycoproteins like protein molecules attached to sugar molecules.) 


You probably know that marketers also saying that these sugars have the ability to treat numerous diseases like diabetes,lupus,autism,fibromyalgia,cancer arthritis and aging by helping your cells communicate with each other. 


Claiming about Glyconutritionals Supplements 

# Most people have a deficiency of glycoproteins caused by a poor diet. 


# Glyconutritional supplements will give your body the essential sugars it needs to make glycoproteins. 


# Glycoproteins will help you in preventing and treating many degenerative diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, cancer,fibromyalgia,attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD),aging, lupus and cystic fibrosis. 


Our recommendation: 


The fundamental question: Can glycoprotein and glyconutritional supplementation really help in the prevention and the treatment of chronic degenerative diseases? 


My answer: 


  •  No human study is available to support these claims. 


  •  It's very difficult to assess the potential benefits and risks of glyconutritional dietary supplement. 


  •  Although a few laboratory studies suggest possible health benefits from glyconutrient supplementation, we need human studies to support these claims and there is none. 


  •  At this time,it would not be honest to recommend to our visitors and patients the use of glyconutrient to enhance their immune system and treat multiple diseases like autism,diabetes,fibromyalgia,lupus,cancer arthritis and aging. 


If you are really interested to take a nutritional supplement that will help you, consider Total Balance from Xtend-life 

Glyconutritional Research 

To help you understand, we publish below one of the two researches we found on glyconutrient supplements: 


Effects of a glyconutrient on macrophage functions: 


Int J Immunopharmacol. 2000 Apr; 22(4):299-308. 

Lefkowitz DL, Stuart R, Gnade BT, Roberts E, Lefkowitz SS. 

Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409, USA. 


Previous studies have shown that mannosylated bovine serum albumin (mBSA) enhances the respiratory burst (RB), phagocytosis, and killing of Candida albicans and Escherichia coli by resident murine peritoneal macrophages (Mphi). 


 Upregulation of the above Mphi functions was associated with the binding of mBSA to the macrophage mannose receptor. The present study was done to determine if certain glyconutrients could stimulate Mphi functions in a similar manner. Resident peritoneal murine Mphi collected from C57BL/6 mice were exposed to the glyconutrients for 10 and 60 min. 


 The RB was measured using chemiluminescence. Both phagocytosis and killing were measured after incubation with each of the following microorganisms: Candida albicans, Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. 


 The percent phagocytosis and killing were determined using fluorescence microscopy. Results indicated that certain glyconutrients, caused a dose and time dependent effect on Mphi-induced killing of all three microorganisms.