Those interested in nutrition and disease related issues, it's worth the read.
Scientifically...it makes sense (to me).
Glycoscience is a huge breakthrough in science. And for years, the pharmaceutical industry has tried to synthesize the eight essential sugars because they know the benefits. The problem is, like all synthesized drugs, synthesized sugars have side-effects! And side effects are precisely what they want because it means the selling of more drugs.
One company patented the stabilization process of the sugars in their natural form twenty years ago and now no one can touch it. They basically own the right to the combination of any two sugars and the stabalization processes that keeps then in their digestible form.
MIT recently invited researchers from this company to share theirfindings with their own scientists. And one of the most prestigious medical conferances in the world (in England) last year invited Mannatech (the company that sells the products) to share it's glycobiology research with their attendees. It was the first time in history that this medical symposium invited someone from a neutraceutical company to present their findings. That is HUGE!!
It is simply about nutrition. Human beings today are malnutritioned. Whether we believe it or not, it is a fact. Fruit and vegetables you buy today have very little nutritional value and these 8 essential sugars are virtually non-existant in our diets. And they are neccessary for your body to function not only normally, but optimally! Mannatech has had to deal with a lot of red tape because of the Pharmaceutical companies trying to shut them down. They simply do not want this information out. It would cost them trillions if everyone knew about this. Unfortunately, too many people still blindly trust that doctors know exactly what to do!
These products are not meant to cure disease. Again, they simply provide the nutrition that used to exist and now no longer does. Think of this. Virtually every disease has been on the rise over the past fifty years....guess when large agribusinesses (steroids, pesticides, green harvesting) took over sustainable agriculture?.....shortly after WWII...fifty years ago!! And guess how long most of our modern toxins have been around? Fifty years!! So not only are there over 70,000 (yes that number is accurate) toxins in our environment today that didn't exist prior to WWII, our diet is also completely deficient and we can no longer guard against them using food alone.
So again, glycobiology is all about nutrition. They simply allow your body to function optimally and the effects of people taking them has been insane! How much you should take is hard to say. I don't know how advanced your ALS is. I heard a doctor talk about a lady who was completely bedridden with ALS...who had no movement at all from the neck down and who, after several months on the glyconutrients, was able to prop herself up and put her feet on the floor. It depends on genetics as well.
I'm going to try the product(s) and see what (if any) effect it will have on my condition.
Given what my doctors have offered me...(be part of a drug trial)
I prefer this Alternative Option.