GlycoLife Sciences utilizes research in the field of glycobiology to make available natural products rich in essential saccharides proven to enhance cell-cell communication. GlycoLife Sciences is meeting the need in health by offering the future of nutrition: superfood-based nutraceuticals. 


Science has long ago proven that our bodies need proteins, fatty acids, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and enzymes for optimal health. Science has now proven that there are a number of monosaccharides which are necessary for all cellular and immune functions, enabling the body to heal itself. These essential saccharides make up the "alphabetic code" that our cells use to communicate with each other.


There are approximately 200 monosaccharides found in nature. Eight of these are known to be essential components of cell-surface glycoforms used in cell-cell communication. Glycoproteins on the surface of every cell serve as signals to tell other cells who they are and what they need. If the cells do not have enough of the right essential saccharides, they cannot make the correct glycoproteins, and the cell-to-cell messages become disrupted. Subsequently, the immune system cannot effectively wage an offensive against intruders or imbalances.


Have you ever considered what puts the "super" in superfoods?  After cross-analyzing the chemical compositions of superfoods with adaptogenic and immunomodulatory properties, we discovered that the common denominator is polysaccharides containing "essential saccharides." We can conclude that it is essential saccharides which are responsible for the immunomodulatory and adaptogenic properties in superfoods. It is polysaccharides containing essential saccharides that put the "super" in superfoods. When we consider the research in the field of glycobiology which shows that these essential saccharides are responsible for the body's cell-cell communication, we can understand how they are able to provide these healing properties in superfoods. When cell-cell communication is enhanced, cells will be able to communicate effectively resulting in a proper immune response and necessary adaptation to stress. Essential saccharides are immunomodulatory, adaptogenic, and hold incredible potential.


Without adequate amounts of these essential saccharides the human body cannot function properly. In a perfect world our bodies would easily take glucose and convert it into all the other essential saccharides by glycosylation. Unfortunately, it is often very difficult for the body to synthesize adequate amounts of the missing saccharides. It takes an enormous amount of energy, up to 37 enzymatic steps, to synthesize these saccharides and things like stress, poor nutrition, toxins, lack of sleep, auto-immune disorders, and other illnesses inhibit the process. Effectively supplementing with essential saccharides takes the burden off of our over-stressed bodies and supports cellular-communication networks resulting in overall better function.


At GlycoLife Sciences we have identified natural sources of these monosaccharides and have worked with a number of product developers and manufacturers to attain potent extracts in their natural states. These essential saccharides as found in their naturally occurring polysaccharide structures are adaptogenic and immunomodulatory with incredible potential. By utilizing cutting-edge technology these essential saccharides are able to be isolated for maximum effectiveness, cutting out undesirable and toxic elements. With these powerful extracts at the core of our products we offer incredibly powerful, yet safe solutions for restoring function in the body.


At GlycoLife Sciences we are working to bring novel superfood extracts to market. By cross-analyzing the health benefits of superfoods with their saccharide compositions we have been able to identify specific healing properties of many saccharides. We have also been able to identify healing properties in plants which are not currently being used for medicinal purposes which holds promise for future applications.


Essential For Cell-Cell Communication

N-Acetylneuraminic Acid

Enhances learning abilities, kidney function, anti-viral


Strengthens the excretion system


In mother's milk and transfers immunity to newborns


Helps in tumor reduction and in promoting healthy heart cells


Antibacterial and antifungal, promotes healthy gut-flora


Improves osteoarthritis and is a precursor to cartilage


Supports brain development. Promotes wound healing and decreases inflammation


Primary energy source for all plants and animals

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