SOURCE SuperFoods Treha Trehalose is a white crystalline powder (trehalose
dehydrate) produced from cornstarch by a patented enzymatic Hayashibara
process. Trehalose is a naturally-occurring sugar energy source with
forty-five percent (45%) of the sweetness of refined table sugar. So, one
may need to use about twice as much as normally used to get the same
sweetness. It is one of the good sugars.
There are no side effects of taking Trehalose. A clinical study performed
in the UK showed that ninety-eight percent (98%) of the population had no
problems or side effects using trehalose.
Why use SOURCE SuperFoods Trehalose?*
What makes Trehalose so special is that it acts like a sugar but it’s not
really a sugar like table sugar, which is a Monosaccharide. Trehalose is a
Disaccharide, with two glucose units. Trehalose releases two molecules of
glucose, which can help with extended energy requirements of endurance
athletes. This is double the efficiency of normal Glucose.
Trehalose is thought to have the ability to protect the cells from
dehydration by transforming into 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 damage that would normally follow a
Because Trehalose protects the cells from extreme temperature changes by
hydrating the cells it acts as an age reverser or beauty enhancer and is
used orally as well as topically for such purposes. There is no question
that Trehalose protects the cells from stress. Trehalose also has the added
advantage of being an antioxidant.
Research reveals Trehalose may help diabetics since trehalose has only 45%
sweetness of sugar, many people double up portions of trehalose when using
it in cooking or beverages because it does not have the harmful side
effects that sugar has. Trehalose is considered a prime way to sweeten
foods, without triggering the blood sugar levels and it also enhances the
flavor of food.
Although studies do not endorse trehalose directly in connection with
diabetes, they do acknowledge that it reduces insulin resistance and that
the blood sugar levels are substantially lower than with sugar or
Trehalose may improve neurological disorders. Although research is not
conclusive in this area, there are many indicators that trehalose is very
effective in helping individuals who suffer with nervous system disorders.
Improvements such as better muscle control have been documented with
conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and
other neurological disorders.
These studies are not absolute because researchers are unsure of the
mechanisms that make trehalose beneficial in helping these disorders. Since
trehalose is simply a food, there is no documented research that suggests
using trehalose to manage any ailment, but studies do not deny noticeable
improvements. There have been several studies which have also demonstrated
trehalose's anti-inflammatory effects.
How does it work?*
This disaccharide is enzymatically hydrolyzed by the enzyme trehalase in
the small intestine into two glucose subunits which are subsequently
absorbed and metabolized in a manner similar to maltose. Common
disaccharides such as sucrose and lactose are digested through the same
physiological process. The sugar provides approximately 4 kcal of food
energy per gram as do other digestible sugars and starches. The enzyme
trehalase is found in human intestinal system and kidneys although its
activity varies and it may be missing in some people. Studies have shown
that when subjects are provided with Trehalose mixed in a 5 to 10 %
solution, significant benefits were nonetheless realized via upgrading
autophagy and mitigating insulin resistance. It is widely believed that 20
gms of Trehalose 2 to 3 times per day is a safe amount for human
Suggested Use - How to take SOURCE SuperFoods Trehalose?*
Take 1 to 2 scoops (10 to 20 grams) mixed in water, juice or other
beverage, 2 to 3 times daily. May be taken with or without food.
Continued use is necessary to maintain the benefits the benefits of SOURCE
Caution: Insulin-dependent diabetics and pregnant women should consult
their physician before use.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug
Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or
prevent any disease.
†Manufactured from corn grown in the USA, which has been certified
Identity-Preserved (IP) and has NOT been genetically modified by
bioengineering technology. In order to ensure that it is IP and GMO-Free,
purchasing is done through contracts with farmers to buy corn which has not
been genetically modified by bioengineering technology. Each lot is
accompanied by proper IP documentation (signed certificate of handling that
the Corn was IP at all times, and a signed certificate of origin listing
location, producer, and seed corn brand). The corn is further tested by the
ELISA (Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) procedure to screen for
bioengineered genetic modifications if any, and PCR (polymerase chain
reaction) test method, by independent laboratories to ensure integrity of
the production run. This is a quality product with great intrinsic value
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