Trehalose - a relatively safe natural alternative to sugar

Trehalose Sugar has a mild sweetness (nearly half as sweet as sucrose), low carcinogenicity and protein protection (antioxidant) properties.

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Dosage: Minimum recommended dosage is 3 level teaspoons 3 times per day. Maximum dose varies per person. Generally work your way up to 30-50 grams (10-16 level teaspoons). 1 pound should last 9 days at the maximum dosage of 50 grams (please see NOTE below)..


What is Trehalose - Scientific Explanation 

Trehalose is an alpha-linked (disaccharide) sugar found extensively but not abundantly in nature. It can be synthesized by fungi, plants and invertebrate animals. It is implicated in anhydrobiosis (the ability of plants and animals to withstand prolonged periods of desiccation). The sugar is thought to form a gel phase as cells dehydrate, which prevents disruption of internal cell organelles by effectively splinting them in position. Rehydration then allows normal cellular activity to be resumed without the major, generally lethal damage, that would normally follow a dehydration/reyhdration cycle. Trehalose has the added advantage of being an antioxidant.

NOTE: Trehalose can be a problem in the case of two different types of Clostridium difficile infection, if you are exposed to these strains and are otherwise susceptible. At the very least, any person who is suffering from a C. difficile infection should consider eliminating trehalose from their diet for the duration of the infection. Please see CONTRADICTIONS below...


Diabetes and trehalose

Diabetes is endemic in western society today and it is increasing all over the world. Trehalose is only digested in the small intestine by the enzyme trehalase. It takes food several hours to get there and that delays the absorption of glucose into the blood stream hence avoiding glucose spikes and the resulting insulin spikes.

Alzheimers and trehalose

Alzheimer's is an incurable, degenerative and terminal illness that is more common in the elderly but is also known in much younger people 20 years and upwards. It is typified by memory loss, confusion, short & long term memory issues, mood swings and other problems. 

Huntingtons Disease | Protection Is The Aim | There Is Hope

Huntington's disease is a progressive, degenerative disease that causes certain nerve cells in your brain to waste away. As a result, you may experience uncontrolled movements, emotional disturbances and mental deterioration. Huntington's disease is an inherited disease. 

Trehalose and Teeth

Trehalose does not cause nearly so many problems for tooth enamel. So if you have children who love the sweet taste of sugar this might be a suitable and even beneficial alternative for you and them. 


CONTRADICTIONS: A very minor group of the population may not tolerate Trehalose at small doses. Intolerance is indicated by gas, loose stools and diarrhea. Discontinue use and contact a medical professional to seek a test for a Clostridium difficile infection. Clostridium difficile is a bacterium that can cause a life-threatening infection. There are some other arguments that trehalose may be better than other sugars in some cases. Though there are still many unanswered questions, the implications of this research are potentially huge. At the very least, any person who is suffering from a C. difficile infection should consider eliminating trehalose from his diet for the duration of the infection. https://www.acsh.org/news/2018/01/04/food-additive-may-be-worsening-clostridium-difficile-epidemic-12367


Scholarly Articles Novel Functions And Applications Of Trehalose: This study, performed on mice, suggests that oral consumption may stimulate bone metabolism and prevention of osteoporosis. Trehalose is an Autophagy Enhancer and seems to reduce aggregate formation and delays pathology in a transgenic mouse model of oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy. Trehalose affects protein aggregation and has the potential to correct misfolding proteins, a common theme underlying neurodegenerative diseases . Trehalose, a unique sugar, is mentioned as a cellular-communication molecule and chemical chaperon in many scholarly articles. Humans cannot produce it and therefore must consume it!


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Disclaimer: *Food supplements are not evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or mitigate disease. I am an independent contractor with a direct line to Cargill, the distributer of Trehalose in the USA.