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DHEA

DHEA, dehydroepiandrosterone, is known as the “mother hormone”. It is used by our bodies to produce at least 50 other hormones that are important to over-all health. Maintaining proper DHEA levels ensures energy, vitality, and the support of most functions involving our endocrine systems. It is produced by the adrenal glands in large amounts, and in the gonads and brain in lesser amounts.

Endocrine (Hormone) System

The endocrine [hormone] system is the part of the body that regulates how we metabolize food, function sexually, repair tissue damage, and greatly influences our moods and energy levels. This is accomplished through a number of glands that produce various pro-hormones and hormones. Pro-hormones like pregnenolone, DHEA, and progesterone are converted by the body into testosterone, estrogens, cortisol, cortisone, and other natural steroid hormones. These hormones are critical for good health. Many physical problems, such as obesity, high cholesterol, PMS, depression, lack of energy, and premature aging can be traced to hormonal irregularities.


Glyconjugates

A type of compound consisting of carbohydrate units covalently linked with other types of chemical constituents. The major glycoconjugates are glycoproteins, glycopeptides, peptidoglycans, glycolipids, and lipopolysaccharides.

Glycoforms

The structure of the sugar chains or glycoproteins on cells.

Glycoproteins

Polysaccharides formed of sugars linked to proteins. On the outer surface of a membrane, they act as receptors for molecular signals originating outside the cell.

Glyconutrients

The foods and nutritional supplements that provide sugars along with other glycoforms (lipids and proteins) essential to the body, but which are scarce in most diets. Over 20,000 studies have been conducted on individual glyconutrients, and virtually all of them have positive outcomes and show great promise as healers of the future. Reference http://www.innvista.com/health/nutrition/essensug/diction.htm

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AIDS - A New Hope: Report from Africa
Endocrine System
Glossary
Glyconutrient Science
Glycosylation
How Long Does It Take To Heal?
Lymphatic System
Medical Perspectives
Nugent Toxin Report
Stem Cells
Video: Glycobiology (contains audio)
Video: Immune System (contains audio)

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