Glyconutrients?What are these? are these safe to use? Can these counter male infertility?
s2005 on 2006-01-16
The eight essential sugars are part of a larger nutrient picture known as Glyconutrients the latest buzz-word to grab the headlines. We will be hearing much more about them in the future. They, in turn, are part of an even broader category known as Nutraceuticals a term that combines nutrition and pharmaceuticals.
The word Nutraceuticals was designed to include natural food-based substances with the pharmacological effects they have on the human body. First used by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine, the term was drafted to incorporate all the natural, standardized, non-toxic dietary supplements used in conjunction with improved nutrition.
The following definitions may help explain some of this new Glyco terminology:
Glyco means sweet and, therefore, used when describing a sugar or carbohydrate molecule. Sugar, Carbohydrate and Saccharide are all used interchangeably.
Glycoforms are large sugar molecules that combine with proteins and/or fats to cover the surfaces of all cells. These are then known as glycoproteins or glycolipids.
Glycoproteins are molecules made of sugars and proteins. They are found coating the surface of every cell in the human body that contains a nucleus.
Glycolipids are molecules made of sugars and fats. Lipid and Fat are often used interchangeably.
Glyconutrients are the foods and nutritional supplements that provide saccharides along with other glycoforms essential to the body, but which are scarce in most diets.
Glyconutrients have powerful effects on the immune system. When used along with surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation, glyconutrients have proven to help lessen the side effects of these treatments while helping the body to recover and heal itself more quickly than if only the treatments were implemented.
The sugars found on all glyconutrients also address the workings of the brain and nervous system from memory and sleep to anxiety and depression. In addition, they have a role in helping the body handle cholesterol and fats by lowering triglycerides and low-density lipoproteins (LDL) while, at the same time, raising the good cholesterol (HDL). Commercials have long touted the benefits of eating oatmeal to bring down cholesterol. What is not mentioned is that it is the sugars (beta-glucans) in oatmeal that are responsible.
Another important essential sugar function is to help retain bone density and muscle mass. The body undergoes wear and tear as it ages. Cells and tissues need to be replaced, remodeled, and renewed continually. Exercise helps the body to develop new blood vessels while increasing muscle mass. Certain kinds of tissues adapt to exercise by increasing the size and number of cells. Adaptation, healing, and recovery are all forms of tissue remodeling. Essential sugars play important roles in these processes.
There is so much potential to these sugars that it is mind-boggling. What is included here is only just the beginning of what is to come. The excitement that must have reverberated when penicillin was developed is nothing compared to the excitement as science continues to find out all the capabilities of this maligned substance. This is not a gimmick or a fad but the actual foundation upon which other nutrients can build. We will all have to stay tuned.
it can not do male infertility at all
♥ deoshlok last decade
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