Glycosylation: Necessary for Life

What is Glycosylation?

The adding of a polysaccharide (chain of sugars) to a polypeptide (chain of amino acids) in order to make a glycoprotein.

A glycoprotein exists when a membrane associated carbohydrate is exclusively in the form of oliogsaccharides covalently attached to proteins forming glycoproteins, and to a lesser extent covalently attached to lipid forming the glycolipids. Glycoproteins consist of proteins covalently linked to a carbohydrate.

The predominant sugars found in glycoproteins are:

  • xylose
  • fucose
  • galactose
  • glucose
  • mannose
  • N-acetylglucosamine
  • N-acetylgalactosamine
  • N-acetylneuraminic acid (a sialic acid)

Detailed science discussing Carbohydrates and Glycosylation this information is detailed scientific validation and is intended for medical professionals. Many proteins pertinent to normal cell physiology are glycosylated (have sugars attached), and variations in their glycosylation pattern often lead to changes in their function. Most major diseases are associated with a change in the glycosylation pattern of a central protein structure. Your body is made up of over 600 trillion cells. Cells are constantly being born and dying and cells have different life spans ranging from hours to years.

The Lifespan of Cells in the human body

First, you may be interested in knowing how to determine how long it takes to heal.


  • Granulocytes: eosinophils basophils, neutrophils 10 hours to 3 days
  • Stomach lining cells: 2 days
  • Sperm cells: 2-3 days
  • Stomach lining cells: 2 days
  • Colon cells: 3-4 days
  • Epithelia of small intestine: 1 week or less
  • Platelets: 10 days
  • Skin epidermal cells: 2 - 4 weeks
  • Lymphocytes: 2 months - a year (highly variable)
  • Red blood cells: 4 months
  • Stomach lining cells: 2 days
  • Macrophages: months - years
  • Endothelial cells: months - years
  • Pancreas cells: 1 year or more
  • Bone cells: 25 - 30 years

When you consume glyconutrients you do not have control over which cells will be glycosylated or how many.

Glycosylsation Book
According to Dr Steve Nugent in his latest book called, it is theoretically possible to take an oral dose of glyconutrients, which glycosylate 500,000 cells, as an example, and have 100,000 of those cells continue to live on when 400,000 of them will die.

The cells that expired are being replaced by cells, which also need to be glycosylated and you may or may not have sufficient glyconutrients available at that moment to get that job done. With this in mind it will, in most cases, take months at a minimum to glycosylate the cells you need for your particular health issue.Learn more about Glycosylation by obtaining Dr Nugent’s book:You will be enlightened by the information contained in this book. Its focus is on categories of health, not disease. Its real simple and real easy to understand.



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