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What are Glyconutrients?

Aug 18, 2007
Glyconutrients are eight essential sugars which are proving to have incredible properties in areas of both health and nutrition. Glyconutrients are group of 8 essential sugars which makes them part of group called Nutraceuticals.

These Nutraceuticals are very natural substances which are food-based and have been designed particularly to have pharmacological effects on the human body. This term Nutraceuticals was so called, in order to accommodate all of the natural, non-toxic and standardized supplements which are used today to better an individual's nutrition.

If you want to better understand the meaning of the Glyconutrient, it can be broken down further into 'Glyco' which means sweet and is therefore used to refer to sugar molecule or carbohydrate. Carbohydrate, Sugar, and Saccharides are all terms which are commonly used interchangeably.

The second part 'Nutrients' are that part of food which provide our body with very essential nourishment, like fats, vitamins, sugars, minerals, and carbohydrates.

So, now glyconutrients are types of nutritional supplements and foods which provide glycoforms (a type of carbohydrate which bond with lipids to coat surface of living cells) and sugars which are essential to our body. But modern day diet has very little amounts of glyconutrients in them, rarely adequate.

Why does our body need Glyconutrients?

Due to various factors like environment, bad eating habits, and green harvesting our food is not supplying us with enough of Glyconutrients. Stress has also an adverse impact on contributing to health problems.

For our body to show signs of weakening or deterioration, it can take several years, but eventually this will lead to decline in our health. Often times when the onset is subtle, so you are not aware to gradual decline in health. So however over a period of time, you will feel you are so healthy as before and it becomes difficult to know why. Many times this decline in health is because of the fact that you are receiving less Glyconutrients in your body.

The different types of sugars which are contained in glyconutrients are very important for the proper functioning of our nervous system and brain. Therefore they are very good in not only treating sleep problems, but they have provided very successful results in a variety of other similar disorders, without any side effects, and non habit forming treatments seen mostly in typical stimulant medications.

So, essentially these glyconutrients impact our bodies in substantial ways and also have a positive effect on our immune systems. As an example, if used together with chemotherapies, radiations or surgeries, glyconutrients have remarkably been shown to reduce the undesirable side effects associated with these treatments - so as to help the patients recover more quickly.
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