Galactose is commonly referred to as the brain sugar and and has shown benefits toward supporting the brain development of babies and children. Studies indicate that this essential saccharide triggers long-term memory formation. Galactose enhances wound healing, decreases inflammation, enhances cellular communication, and increases calcium absorption. In animal studies, galactose inhibits tumor growth and its spread (metastasis) particularly to the liver.
SOURCES OF GALACTOSE FOUND IN NATURE
ARTHRITIS, LUPUS AND CATARACTS
Galactose levels are usually lower in people with adult and juvenile arthritis and in those with lupus. Galactose supplementation helps protect mice expose to X-ray radiation from developing cataracts.