GLYCONUTRIENTS AND OPTIMAL SKIN CARE RANGE
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What are glyconutrients?
It has now been established that our cells need 8 simple carbohydrates to be present within the body for optimal cell-to-cell communication to take place. Cell to cell communication is the fundamental process whereby the cells function, cleanse, regulate, defend and repair themselves. Of those 8 simple carbohydrates, only 2 are provided for by our modern diet. We are missing 6 of them.
To maintain a healthy body, cells must 'talk' to other cells. Their language is one of touch written in saccharides on cell surfaces. Like thousands of different 'keys' projecting from the cell surface, the monsaccharides will either 'unlock' the required functions of the adjoining cell or not. If the right keys are available, the body functions smoothly. If not, it does not.
Only two of the eight are most commonly found in foods we eat. These are glucose, from sweet foods and carbohydrates and galactose, from dairy products. Our diets have changed in response to demands for quicker, cheaper methods of mass producing food. Nowadays fruits and vegetables are grown in soil depleted of minerals and sprayed with toxic chemicals, are picked green and as they are unripened do not contain the phytochemicals that are so important in nutrition.
These missing nutrients are called Glyconutrients as they contain monosaccharides necessary for cell-to-cell communication.
The story of glyconutrients began with Aloe Vera. In the 1980s, Dr. Bill McAnalley, a research pharmacologist, was determined to identify the active component in Aloe Vera. After many years he discovered the functional component in Aloe Vera that is responsible for its health-promoting properties. To his surprise, the active ingredient was a carbohydrate with many mannose sugar molecules linked together.
He found that Aloe products are not effective unless the active carbohydrate molecule has been stabilised, and he developed a special, patented process to maintain that effectiveness. Today the pharmaceutical and dietary supplement versions of this standardised Aloe substance are protected by over 100 patents in numerous countries. The dietary supplement form was named Manapol.The positive feedback from the extensive use of Manapol overwhelmingly demonstrated that it supports the immune system. However, it was also clear that many of the results were not limited to immune support. For instance, there were numerous reports of improved cognitive (mental) function.
This puzzled Dr. McAnalley. The journal, Biotechnology (February, 1990), stated that almost without exception, whenever two or more living cells interact in a specific way, cell surface carbohydrates will be involved. These cell surface codes tell every other cell who they are, what they do, and whether or not they are healthy. The alphabet for that communication is made up of carbohydrates, or simple sugars (NOT table sugar!). This code system is so basic to human life that it is the means by which a sperm recognizes an egg for the purpose of fertilisation.
The 1996 edition of Harper's Biochemistry (chapter on Glycoproteins by Dr. Robert K. Murray) identifies eight essential carbohydrates necessary for the creation of cellular words. When Dr. McAnalley saw that mannose, the carbohydrate in Manapol, was listed as one of those eight essential carbohydrates, it all started to make sense.
Since only two of the eight carbohydrates identified in Harper's Biochemistry are found in adequate quantities in our modern diets, Dr. McAnalley decided to find good plant sources of all essential carbohydrates associated with cell-to-cell communication (including Manapol) and combine them in a dietary supplement.
This patented dietary supplement is called Ambrotose and is produced
by a company called Mannatech. To find out more about Ambrotose
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