Fucose is one of the essential sugars the body needs to maintain optimal health and well being through cell to cell communication.
Fucose is found in abundance in human breast milk and also in certain types of mushrooms.
Fucose has been linked through numerous studies to show that it may help improve the brain’s ability to create long term memories, inhibited tumor growth and its spread and overall enhancing cellular communication.
The more we learn about health and disease, the more we become aware of the importance of a strong and healthy immune system.
Fucose is also found in several different types of medicinal mushrooms, such seaweeds as Kelp and Wakame and also Beer Yeast.
In biological terms, Fucose and its Glycoconjugates have been found to have a number of important influences on the body such as:
- Immune Modulation
- Inhibition of cancer growth
- Prevention and treatment of respiratory infections
- Possible regulation of collagen production
In humans, Fucose is excreted from the urine. Nursing mothers also eliminate Fucose from their breast milk. During the latter stages of pregnancy, excretion of Fucose is increased, which is consistent with fetal development and the transfer of immunity to the newborn.
It is now also known that Fucose Glycoconjugates (Glycoproteins and Glycolipids) are a essential part of eliminating such diseases as cancer, inflammation and immunity.
The next essential sugar we will be discussing is Galactose.