The Eight Sugars

(Recipe below)

Eight sugars, from among the over 200 sugars available in the human diet, are used in the body for cell-to-cell communication. They combine with proteins to form “letters” that attach to the surface of cells to identify the cells condition. They wake up the immune system, and make it very smart as it naturally should be.

I took some notes from here:

A few of the eight sugars are rare. Here are the foods you should eat to get them: shiitake, shark or bovine cartilage, kelp

The eight sugars are:

Mannose: aloe vera (fresh, or specially stabilized, because the fresh gel contains enzymes that break down the mannose in it), fenugreek or carob (galactomannan: galactose and mannose), shiitake (KS-2: mannose bound to an amino acid)

Glucose: kelp, but also extremely abundant in the diet, so don’t worry about it.

Galactose: fenugreek, apple pectin

Xylose: kelp, psyllium

N-acetylglucosamine: shiitake, Bovine cartilage and shark cartilage

N-acetyl-galactosamine: Bovine cartilage and shark cartilage, also in a red algae called Dumontiaceae (Cryttosiphonia woodii) that appears hard to get except in Japan.

Fucose: kelp (fucoidan which contains fucose, xlyose, mannose, galactose, and glucose), beer yeast

N-acetylneuraminic acid (sialic acid): whey protein, egg

Lecithin may enhance absorption of glyconutrients.

Eight Sugars Recipe

Glyconutrient Jam and Glyconutrient Powder Recipe: An Inexpensive Way of Getting “Essential” sugars

“by volume, not weight.

  • 1 part ground fenugreek: mannose, galactose (buy it already ground).
  • 1/4 part shiitake mushroom powder: N-acetylglucosamine, mannose.
  • 1 part kelp powder: fucose, xylose, mannose, galactose, and glucose.
  • 1 part whey protein isolate: N-acetylneuraminic acid. Alternative is beer or brewing yeast.
  • 1 part bovine or shark cartilage chondroitin sulphate powder (loose or in capsules): N-acetylglucosamine, N-acetylgalactosamine). An alternative is Dumontiaceae ( for the N-acetylgalactosamine. See also or regarding glucosamine hydrochloride from fermented corn.
  • 1/2 part of ground psyllium (I use the husks alone because otherwise I have to grind husks myself. But purists may want to do the grinding) to boost the xylose content as there is not that much xylose in kelp. 
  • 1 part of lecithin granules, as this enhances absorption of glyconutrients.

(You can) add a little red cayenne pepper powder and a little turmeric powder too. … Cayenne enhances my digestion and is an extra tonic (1/10-1/20th part). Turmeric has antioxidant properties.”

Or, here is the “Best” Glyconutrient Product

To either the  recipe or the product I would want to add a quality goji berry powder; probably 1/2 and 1/2.


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