Simply stated, the Greek word glyco refers to "sweet."
Hence, a glyconutrient is a biochemical that contains a
sugar molecule. The prefix "glyco" can be placed in front
of a fat, protein or any molecule and suggests that a sugar
is attached. Glycobiology is the study of the sugar portion
of these proteins and fats.
Glycoprotein = Sugar attached to a protein.
Glycolipid = Sugar attached to a fat.
Glycoform = Any sugar form.
What exactly are Glyconutrients?
Glyconutrients are not vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats,
herbs, enzymes or homeopathic drugs. They are carbohydrates.
Just as there are essential proteins called amino acids and
essential fats called fatty acids, glyconutrients are the
newly discovered class of necessary carbohydrate nutrients.
The efficacy of glyconutrients has been established by the
world's leading scientists and researchers as the key to
proper cellular communication and proper cell function. Many
medical professionals and research scientists believe this
medical breakthrough in glycoscience will lead to
glyconutrients becoming a household word within the next
three years and believe Glyconutrients will soon become
mandatory for overall health. With the speculation of becoming
a "staple nutritional supplement" for all 6 billion people on
Earth, even business analysts believe Glyconutrients will
become a household staple.
Scientists are networking over the emergence of this new
technology called "glycobiology"- the discovery of cellular
communication! Books and articles are being published on this
life-enhancing technology everyday! It is exciting to see how
nutritional supplementation of glyconutrients can play a role
major in supporting our bodies.
M.D. News, ~ June 2002. M.D. News, a national publication with
regionalized editions in 40 major medical markets in the U.S.
This 3-page article covers the science of sugars and reviews
specific topics such as successes with fibromyalgia, toxic shock
Featured is Michelle, who in 1998 was a typical 10- year-old
child with Down syndrome, attention deficit, always sick and
hospitalized many times due to severe asthma attacks. Her life
consisted of the nebulizer, antibiotics and steroids. That daily
medical regime is no longer a part of her life since her parents,
Barbara and Jacques, began giving her glyconutrient products.
"Michelle now has the quality of life every parent wants for his
or her child," says Barbara. "We know she'll get sick from time
to time, but it won't be life threatening. Michelle has always
been a beautiful child, but we and others have noticed that the
facial features associated with Down syndrome have become less
pronounced, a side benefit we didn't expect." (excerpt from Las
Vegas Magazine, July/August 2001.)
There are stories like this one pouring in day after day about
glyconutrients. Go and learn all you can about this exciting
discovery for health and nutrition.
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Independant Mannatech Associate and Glyconutrients advocate.