Glyconutrients: Carbohydrates That You Need
Have you had your carbohydrates today?
Since it has only been in the last 100 years that discoveries have led to the realization of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants…experts agree that there is much more to be learned about the body and it’s nutrient requirements. While there have been studies on carbohydrates for the past 40 years, only recently have scientists and physiology experts found new significance to carbohydrates (saccharides).
Why do some modern diets say to Stay Away from carbohydrates? Why does your sports coach tell you to bulk up on more carbohydrates before your athletic events?
Where Do Carbohydrates Come From?
Carbohydrates are synthesized within plants through the process of photosynthesis. There are simple carbohydrates (monosaccharides) and complex carbohydrates (disaccharides, oligosaccharides and polysaccharides). The name carbohydrate comes from the fact that they are carbon hydrates Cn(H2O)n. Carbohydrates function as a component of ATP for energy, essential components of DNA and RNA, and recently have been identified as recognition sites on cell surfaces
Since the 1970s, a growing number of studies have been done on carbohydrates in people and in animals, with hopes of creating healthier, stronger animals and people. Up until recently, carbohydrates were thought of as nothing more than just an energy source. Liver glycogen is an efficient short-term store for absorbed carbohydrates. However, much more energy can be stored per kg of body weight with triglycerides than with glycogen; thus storage of energy as triglyceride in adipose (fatty) tissue is also the body’s metabolic priority after a meal.
With the help of new technological advancements such as high powered microscopes, science has begun to see how the cells work and communicate among themselves. This alone has resulted in numerous Nobel prizes in the field of science and medicine in the past decade.
A certain group of 8 carbohydrates have been revealed to be “essential” to the body, NOT as an energy fuel source to be burned, but as special identifiers on the cellular surface. Without these special identifiers on the cell surface, the cells have a difficult time doing cell-cell signaling, or communicating. That is when a person gets sick, or even comes down with a degenerative disease or cancer, depending on severity.
A whole new class of nutrients called glyconutrients was discovered, and scientifically validated. A research and development company out of Texas put together some new laboratory machinery and a team of highly qualified scientists from around the globe, and set out to find a way to extract, stabilize, and formulate a concentrated glyconutritional powder, becoming the first glyconutrient pioneers. For the first time ever, a supplement could be used to directly help the CELLS in such a powerful way.
That same company is now the glyconutrients world leader in research and manufacturing. They still spend millions of dollars every year, more than any other glyconutrient supplier…on glyconutrients research, not advertising.
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