Polysaccharides have recently burst upon landscape of medicine, nutrition and nutritional supplements as specialized nutraceuticals that improve cell-to-cell communication in the human body. Nutraceutical is an unofficial term, though it is used by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine, that describes natural nutritious substances that also have healing effects for the body. Polysaccharide supplements are derived from plants and formulated using the latest understanding of biochemistry and the importance of cellular health to the human body. Optimum cellular health promotes healthy tissues which lead to healthy organs, a healthy body and a higher quality of life.
What are Polysaccharides?
Polysaccharides are actually complex sugars used by both plants and animals. They are also considered to be phytonutrients in that they are an important source of energy for your body. Though not essential for life as other energy sources such as fats and proteins, they are important for cellular health and the proper functioning of your body. Your cells must communicate in order to “run” your body, and they cannot communicate effectively without the help of polysaccharides. Our bodies actually produce very small amounts of polysaccharides, but not at levels to promote health benefits and they are not generally available in the human diet.
Sources of Polysaccharides
As just stated, polysaccharides are not readily available in necessary amounts in your diet. The most healthy and significant food sources of the essential sugars include legumes, beans, rice bran and oat bran. However, the amount of these items you would have to eat on a regular basis to get the recommended amounts of polysaccharides is more than you are probably willing or capable of doing.
Aloe is a great source of essential, natural and health improving polysaccharides. Aloe, well known for its benefits for the skin, contains over 250 phytonutrients which includes polysaccharides, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. The polysaccharides in Aloe are in the form of Mannose which helps to improve blood flow, remove wastes and toxins from the body and lessens plaque deposits and triglycerides in the blood. Aloe is the main source of essential polysaccharides in our proprietary polysaccharide supplement.
General Benefits of Polysaccharides
Polysaccharides have been shown in numerous clinical studies to have significant contributions to the treatment of a variety of health conditions, both chronic and acute. Some of the more notable benefits of essential polysaccharides include:
- Contributes to lower cholesterol
- Accelerates wound healing
- Allays auto-immune diseases
- Eases allergy symptoms
- Aids in treatment of bacterial infections and viruses
- Increases lean muscle mass
- Decreases body fat
Through improved cellular communication and a strengthened immune system, these benefits are achieved. Phytonutrients also have a positive impact on the body’s metabolism, which is helpful in maintaining a healthy weight. Research is still in its early stages concerning the health benefits of essential sugars, so this list may be much longer in the very near future.
D-Ribose Used in Conjunction with Polysaccharides
Our glycobalance formula contains the powerful supplement D-Ribose. D-Ribose is a carbohydrate, a simple sugar, the body uses in the production of ATP which is used by the body for quick, short bursts of powerful movements during physical activity. Ribose helps to strengthen muscles and helps them recover from physical activity. This includes the heart, which is why D-Ribose has become a popular nutritional supplement in recent years. D-Ribose has been given to patients suffering from chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and a variety of genetic disorders to lessen their symptoms. It helps those with heart conditions when exercising by providing energy and reducing cramping, pain and stiffness.
Polysaccharides and D-Ribose in our glyconutrient formula is absolutely safe and non-toxic for both kids and adults. It is easily digestible and contains no added starch, artificial colors, additives, sugars or preservatives. A daily phytonutrient supplement can provide your body with the tools it needs to fight infections, slow the aging process, improve heart health and keep your body in the best shape possible for a longer, higher-quality life!