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.
N-acetylneuraminic acid is abundant in human breast milk and has been shown to be particularly important for brain development and learning, and is an immune modulator that affects the viscosity of mucus, which in turn repels bacteria, viruses and other pathogens. The saccharide influences blood coagulation, and cholesterol levels, lowering LDL. Animal studies indicate that N-acetylneuraminic acid improves both memory and performance, and levels of this saccharide decrease with age.
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The other eight essential glyconutrients:
- N-acetylneuraminic acid
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