Fucose is a cell communication-enhancing monosaccharide found in healthy mother's milk which transfers immunity to newborns. It is important for proper nerve function, kidney health, reproduction systems and skin hydration. Fucose influences brain development. Animal studies indicate that fucose may help improve the brain's ability to generate long-term memories.
SOURCES OF FUCOSE FOUND IN NATURE
Fucose metabolism is abnormal in cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and cancer and during episodes of shingles, which is caused by a herpes virus. Studies suggest that fucose is active against other herpes viruses, including herpes 1 and cytomegalovirus. Fucose also guards against respiratory tract infections and inhibits allergic reactions.