Essential sugars or ‘the science of nutritional glycobiology’ Is easy to understand. Of the 200 sugars that naturally occur in nature, our cells use ten of those, like letters of an alphabet, to create cellular words (Glucose**, Fucose, Mannose, Galactose**, Xylose, N-acetylglucosamine, N-acetylgalactosamine, and N-acetylneuraminic. – Harper’s Biochemistry, 1996. Ed.)
Cell surface sugar structures called glycoproteins are necessary for the proper recognition and functioning of many cells. When sugars are missing from the glycoprotein structures, cells cannot function normally.
Immune system cells read the cell surface sugar structures on other cells to determine if they’re healthy, need repair or need to be destroyed. Likewise, when sugars are missing from glycoproteins on cells, immune system cells may not know whether to ignore, attack or protect them.
Mannatech has the first dietary supplements formulated to provide standardized levels of plant-sourced glyconutrients (sugars intended to support cellular communication) in their Ambrotose products.
So Where Do Mannatech’s Essential Sugars Come From?
A key component of Ambrotose products is stabilized acetylated mannans from aloe vera gel. Other healthful plants—brown algae and plant gums—contain saccharides that are much less common in our modern diets than they were in the past.
Ambrotose products have been validated in scientific studies to:
- Support Cellular Communication*
- Improve Cognitive Function*
- Improve Memory*
- Improve Concentration*
- Improve Attentiveness*
- Improve Mood*
- Decrease Irritability*
- Support Immune System Function*
- Support Digestive System Function*