The Eight Essential Glyconutrients
The following description of the eight essential glyconutrients comes in part from 'Sugars that Heal' by Dr Emil Mondoa and Mindy Kitei.
Glucosamine, a metabolic product of N-acetylglucosamine, helps repair cartilage, decreases pain and inflammation, and increases range of motion in osteoarthritis. Glucosamine may also help repair the mucosal lining defensive barrier called the glycosaminoglycan layer (GAG) layer. Defects in this layer have been implicated in Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and interstitial cystitis.
The next essential glyconutrient: N-acetylgalactosamine
The other eight essential glyconutrients:
- N-acetylneuraminic acid
Copyright 2005 Glyconutrients Reference - Last Updated May 2005
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