If there were a major scientific discovery in the field of nutritional science
of a newly identified and necessary cellular level nutrient which has been found
to be missing from the modern food chain, but has resulted in tremendous benefits
for those who have been fortunate enough to get access to it, would you want to
know more about it?
You are about to learn about one of the most important advancements in
health and longevity, within the last one hundred years.
This scientifically validated nutritional breakthrough technology is improving
the lives of thousands by providing symptom relief and supporting the natural
process of the human body to function as designed.
If you or someone you care about is struggling with a health challenge,
investigate this information carefully. What you are
about to learn will likely defy your belief about what is possible with nutrition.
The word nutraceuticals is an unofficial term that came from the combination of
nutrition and pharmaceutical. The word is meant to describe natural food based
(nutritional) substances that have pharmacological (healing) effects on the human
body. Nutraceuticals is a relatively new term used by the Food and Nutrition
Board of the Institute of Medicine for all natural, standardized, non-toxic
dietary supplements designed to optimize health through improved nutrition.
Glyco-Technology is a new and more specialized type of nutraceutical. "Glyco" is
a greek word meaning "sweet" or "sugar." Glyco-Technology supports
the process required by our cells to recognize and communicate with each other.
Researchers have been studying these special sugars since the early 1970's and
the cumulative knowledge gained has spawned a whole new field of science
called "Glycomics" and also known as "Glycobiology."
Unlike other types of nutritional supplements, Glyco-Technology in particular provides
special biologically active monosaccharide (simple) sugars to each cell in the body
and have been found to be absolutely essential for good health at the cellular level.
Although there are over two hundred naturally occuring
monosaccharides found in Nature, only eight of these have been identified as
vital for proper cell-to-cell communication and normal cellular function.
The 8 Essential Sugars
When we think of sugar, we immediately remember what we were taught in high school
biochemistry, that our bodies digest and burn sugars to produce energy.
However, science has recently proven that the eight specific biological sugars are not
burned in this way, and instead become building blocks known as glycoproteins and
glycolypids. Basically, this means that these eight sugars actually become part of
our own bodies. We now know that these eight sugars combine together to form complex
structures which exist on the outside surfaces of all of our cells and which are used for
cellular communication throughout the body.
Typically, only two of these eight sugars are in the foods we eat. The deficiencies
of these sugars in our foods result from
modern food processing and packaging practices, the growing of crops in
mineral depleted soils, green (early) harvesting of fruits and vegetables and the use of
food preservatives, etc. Of the eight sugars, we only get Glucose (an example is table sugar)
and Galactose (from dairy) in our modern diets. Since we typically don't consume the other
six, our bodies must create them through a sequence of enzymatic, chemical reactions. For example,
to convert Glucose into Fucose, our bodies must produce over thirty-four different
enzymatic reactions, generating intermediatery molecules in the process. These reactions
can rob valuable
energy from our daily living, which often leaves us tired and exhausted. If the body
happens to be deficient in one or more of the enzymes needed to complete the sugar
conversions, (due to toxins, stress, etc.) then the result is often severe and chronic weakness
and increased susceptibility to sickness and premature aging.
However, supplementing our diets with even tiny amounts of these sugars, produces
profound results. Most people notice an immediate boost in energy level and vitality.
Prolonged supplementation of these sugars may lead to health restoration and recovery from
almost any health challenge.
These Glyco-Technology sugars are not meant to treat, cure or prevent any disease. However,
their addition into our diets, supports the natural healing abilities of the body for defense,
repair and recovery.
Research - The Science behind Glyco-Technology
A large number of proteins carrying out essential functions are constantly being made
within our cells. These glycoproteins have to be transported either out of the cell, or to
different compartments - the organelles - within the cell. How are newly made proteins
transported across the membrane surrounding the organelles, and how are they directed
to their correct location?
Already at the beginning of the 1970s scientists discovered
that newly synthesized glycoproteins have an intrinsic signal that is essential
for governing them to and across the membrane of the endoplasmic recticulum, one of the cell's
organelles. During the next twenty years, scientists characterized in detail the molecular
mechanisms underlying these processes and showed that similiar "address tags", or
"zip codes," direct glycoproteins to other intracellular organelles.
The principles discovered about the details of protein synthesis and transport
turned out to be universal,
operating similarly in yeast, plant, and animal cells. A number of human hereditary
diseases are caused by errors in these signals and transport mechanisms. Continued scientific
research has also contributed to the development of more effective use of cells as
"protein factories" for the production of important drugs.
How does this new discovery impact our lives?
Glyco-Technology, comprised of the eight essential biological sugars, is essential
in the formation of these glycoproteins within our cells. They support the process
our individual tissue cells use to recognize and communicate properly with each other.
Researchers at the Rockefeller Institute and many others have led to our recent understanding
of the importance of good cell-to-cell communication for promoting optimal health.
The discovery of the role that Glyco-Technology plays in human health has now entered
into mainstream medicine, and research is continuing throughout the world.
Forthcoming "synthetic drugs" are being considered that would be based on these
essential sugars. However, these will most likely be toxic and have potentially harmful
side effects and are years away in development.
However, one does not have to wait until these new drugs arrive
in order to enjoy the health benefits of supplementing with natural forms of these
Glyco-Technology sugars. Dr. Emil Mondoa, the author of the book "Sugars That Heal"
explains, "these eight essential sugars, known as saccharides, are the basis of
multicellular intelligence -- the ability of cells to communicate, cohere, and work
together to keep us healthy and balanced. Even tiny amounts of these sugars -- or lack
of them -- have profound effects."
Cells Produce Glycoproteins
Our cells are made up of many tiny internal structures called "organelles." These
tiny strutures comprise an amazing system consisting of glycoprotein "factories",
elaborate systems of pipes and transportation mechanisms for moving newly created
glycoproteins around inside cells. Other organelles act to "groom" the sugar codes
of glycoproteins before they are released into the outer layer of the cell membrane
forming a "sweet" display to the extracellular world.
Cellular communication begins
at the Nucleus starting with our DNA. The newly formed proteins then begin their
journey through several assembly stages where sugars are attached and arranged.
The resulting glycoprotein that is produced becomes "a text message" that conveys
exactly what the cell wants or needs.
Proteins Directed using "Zip Codes"
Just as a letter is routed through the postal system using Zip Codes, glycoproteins
incorporate similiar unique identifiers in their molecular structures which assist
in their transport. A glycoprotein consists of a protein molecule bound to a complex
carbohydrate structure consisting of any number of molecular combinations and arrangements
of the eight essential monosaccharides. The large number of combinations of these sugars
comprises an "address", or a unique identifying code which is believed to direct and facillitate
protein transportation both inside and outside of the cell.
How do newly synthesized proteins find their correct destinations within a cell,
and how are they able to pass across the tightly sealed intracellular membranes?
These were the central questions that researchers began to address in the late
1960s. Scientists started by analyzing now newly synthesized secretory proteins are first
targeted to and then translocated across the membrane of the endoplasmic reticulum.
These two steps are prerequisites for secretion of proteins out of the cell.
The diagram above shows a view of protein translocation across the endoplasmic
recticulum membrane. The signal peptide, emerging from the ribosome, binds to the
signal-recognition particle (SRP). The SRP-ribosome complex then docks to the
SRP-receptor and channel ("translocon"). SRP dissociates from the receptor and the
nascent polypeptide chain is translocated through the channel into the endoplasmic
recticulum lumen. The signal peptide is finally cleaved and the protein is
secreted out of the cell.
In 1980, researchers began to theorize that newly made proteins are targeted to and imported into
the various organelles within the cell by built-in signal sequences. The signals are
short stretches of amino acids encoded by the gene specifying the protein. They can
be located at either end of the protein, or somewhere internally.