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BioPure's Galactose has been identified as one of 8 essential sugars needed in the diet for proper cell development and functioning of the human body.
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BioPure Galactose Powder
Galactose (D+) is derived from proprietary organic 100% plant source and is refined to a very high standard for purity.
Galactose has been identified as one of 8 essential sugars needed in the diet for proper cell development and functioning of the human body. It has shown to contribute directly to critical biological processes within the body. It is a fundamental and structural substance for the matrix of cellular and intracellular functions. BioPure Galactose comes in powder form; 200 grams per bottle.
See our Research & More Information below to learn more about BioPure Galactose.
Intended for internal use. Mix one level teaspoon with 8 oz of water daily†.
Galactose is a type of sugar, similar to fructose and glucose. It has been identified as one of 8 essential sugars needed in the diet for proper cell development and functioning of the human body.1Chemically speaking, it is a simple carbohydrate called a monosaccharide with a very specific arrangement of its 6 carbons, 12 hydrogens, and 6 oxygens.2Galactose occurs, only rarely, as a free molecule in nature, but is commonly found linked to other molecules, forming more complex compounds such as glycolipids (bound to a fat molecule), glycoproteins (bound to a protein molecule), and more complex carbohydrates. Many of these substances play critical roles in the human body in cell structure, cell communication, and the exchange of substances in and out of cells. The correct functioning of these processes depend upon the presence of Galactose.3,4
The most common dietary sources of Galactose are dairy products and human breast milk, where it is bound to another very important monosaccharide, Glucose – the primary source of energy for all living things. Together, Glucose and Galactose form the disaccharide milk sugar known as Lactose. Lactose breaks down to its monosaccharide subunits when digested and cleaved by the enzyme Lactase. The two ingredients Glucose and Galactose are then freed and available for absorption into the bloodstream. Lactose intolerance is a common ailment that prevents many from being able to eat dairy products.5(These people need to get Galactose from other sources such as the pectins of fruits and vegetables, legumes, tomatoes, persimmons, and pumpkins,6,7or via dietary supplements such as BioPure Healing Products’ Galactose powder.)
Researchers have discovered that Galactose plays a pivotal role in cell membranes and the surrounding extracellular matrices as a sort of mediator or traffic cop. It is intricately involved in facilitating communication between cells and in sorting and regulating the exchange and function of substances – such as hormones, enzymes, and growth factors, – between cells and the surrounding matrix.3,4,8,9These functions help the immune system to recognize “friend or foe” and fight off disease.10A similar example of the powerful presence of Galactose is in the differentiation between blood types O and B. These two blood types are chemically identical except that B has a molecule of Galactose. This seemingly small difference could mean life or death for a person receiving a blood transfusion.3,11,12
Galactose has been called the “Brain Sugar”13because it appears to play an important part in brain development.14,15Some research indicates that Galactose may benefit patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and hepatic encephalopathy by helping to remove toxic excess ammonia in the brain and liver16. Recent studies have shown that Galactose is capable of being delivered to cells through an insulin-independent pathway, and can then be converted to glucose and utilized. This is very useful for patients with diabetes3,17. It has also been shown that oral supplementation of Galactose to individuals with nephritic syndrome offers a non-toxic therapy with excellent results.18
Galactose occurs in two different structurally related forms; L(-) Galactose and D(+) Galactose.19L(-) Galactose is not very common and occurs primarily within some plants and invertebrate animals. D(+) Galactose is prevalent throughout the animal and plant kingdoms, and is produced within the human body in a range of 2- to 10-grams per day.3BioPure Healing Products’ offers 200 gram bottles of powdered D(+) Galactose derived from a proprietary organic 100% plant source and is refined to a very high standard for purity. Suggested dosasge is one teaspoonful (5 grams) daily, or as directed by your practitioner.
4 Petrya KG, Reichardt JK. The fundamental importance of human galactose metabolism: lessons from genetics and biochemistry. Trends in Genetics. Volume 14, Issue 3, 1 March 1998:98-102.
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7 Gross KC, Acosta PB. Fruits and Vegetables are a Source of Galactose: Implications in Planning the Diets of Patients with Galactosaemia. J Inher Metab Dis. 14 (1991):253-258.
8 Cho CS, Seo SJ, Park IK, Kim SH, Kim TH, Hoshiba T, Harada I, Akaike T. Galactose-carrying polymers as extracellular matrices for liver tissue engineering. Biomaterials.2006 Volume: 27, Issue: 4, Pages: 576-85.
9 Schneider D, Jacob R. Galactose-binding proteins in epithelial cells selectively sort and regulate the exchange of substances with the outside world and can also help protect the body from potentially harmful substances.Exploring the Secrets of Cell Logistics: TIRF Microscopy Visualizes Intracellular Transport Paths. Micro Science Imaging. November 2007 No.6.
Relationship of structural carbohydrates to blood group antigens.
14 Margolisa RK, Pretia C, Laia D, Margolisa RU. Increase in levels of galactose in brain glycoproteins during postnatal brain development. Between 1-30 days 70-100% increase. Developmental changes in brain glycoproteins. Brain Research.Volume 112, Issue 2, 13 August 1976, Pages 363-369.
15 Koul O, Chou KH, and Jungalwala FB. UDP-galactose-ceramide galactosyltransferase in rat brain myelin subfractions during development. Biochem J.1980 March 15; 186(3): 959–969.
16 Roser M, Josic D, Kontou M, Mosetter K, Maurer P, Reutter W. Metabolism of galactose in the brain and liver of rats and its conversion into glutamate and other amino acids. J Neural Transm.Nov 2008.
17 De Smet E, Rioux JP, Ammann H, Déziel C, Quérin S. FSGS permeability factor-associated nephrotic syndrome: remission after oral galactose therapy.Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2009 Sep; 24(9):2938-40. Epub 2009 Jun 9.
† or use as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
* Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and are designed to be used as part of an overall health plan with your authorized healthcare provider. Individuals taking food supplements or have an underlying health condition should consult with their authorized healthcare provider before using these products. We suggest that you consult your authorized healthcare provider if you have any health problems and require a medical diagnosis, medical advice or treatment. Statements herein have not been evaluated by the FDA. We do not recommend any of our natural products to be used for small children without the guidance of a licensed healthcare provider. We do not recommend that any of our products be used while breastfeeding, while pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
** Allergy test by using trace amount on skin and observing for 24 hours. Continue allergy test for consumption with trace amount and observe for 24 hours. Stop use of product if adverse reactions occur with ongoing use.
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