N-Acetylgalactosamine is a monosaccharide that inhibits tumor spread and enhances cellular communication. Studies have confirmed that levels of N-Acetylgalactosamine are altered in certain diseases, suggesting that it plays an important role in the prevention of those diseases. Lower-than-normal levels of this essential saccharide have been found in patients with heart disease. Evidence suggests that it helps in tumor reduction and in promoting healthy heart cells. It is also key in promoting joint health and is also an anti-inflammatory.


Found In Nature

Shark Cartilage

Bovine Cartilage

Dumontiaceae (Red Algae)

Marine Phytoplankton

Aphanizomenon flos-aquae


It is known that concentrations of N-Acetylgalactosamine decrease with age, implying that age-deterioration of various body functions could be held off with the addition of this essential saccharide to the diet.

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