Written on: 28/06/2007
(1 review written)
Excellent product, would recommend to friends. Product is scientifically backed, nothing I've found on the market compares
Written on: 06/09/2007
Scientifically backed...? in vitro studies (testtube) dont rate, show us the studies, the peer reviews etc..
<br/>The fact is you cant., because there aren't any, its pseudo science, designed to placate the casual reader.
Written on: 05/09/2008
Glycobiology, the scientific journal that represents the Society for Glycobiology, has recently published a mini-forum on this subject grouped around a main article entitled 'A Glyconutrient Sham'. The journal has also published a response from Mannatech. Makes for interesting reading. Reference is,
<br/>Glycobiology, vol 18(9)september 2008. http://glycob.oxfordjournals.org/current.dtl
Written on: 08/11/2007
Oh, and having searched, there is no article in The New England Journal of Medicine on Mannatech/Ambrotose.
<br/>Be careful about those claims, people who suspect that you don't know anything about the subject and that you have just copied and pasted other Mannatech reps comments, can easily check this. If you made them somewhere more substantial than here, they could get you into trouble.
Written on: 06/11/2007
You seem to misunderstand my point. The reason that it is not the 'main medical textbook' is because it is a biochemistry textbook, the main medical textbook will not be a biochemistry textbook, they are not the same thing. I am sure 100% of universities with a medical school do have copies of the current version of this biochemistry textbook in their libraries, but it is not the main textbook for medicine. It is not even the main textbook for biochemistry it is superceded by books by Stryer, Lodish, Voet, Alberts. The main medical textbook will not be a biochemistry textbook because medical courses do not study entirely at the molecular level, they would take too long. Medics will use biochemistry textbooks, but certainly not as their main text.
<br/>With regards to reading the textbook before commenting on it, it would appear that I don't need to as you are now agreeing with me that 'glyconutrients' are not mentioned in this or any other biochemistry textbook. 'Glyconutrients' (a word made up by the supplements industry because it sounds more scientific) are sugars. Yes, sugars are discussed in biochemistry textbook. You are mistaken when you say they are proteins, this is incorrect. Also you won't find mention of 'glyco sugars', glyco means sugar, it would be a bad biochemistry textbook that didn't know this. 'Sugar sugars' doesn't make any sense, again it's a term made up by the supplements industry to sound scientific. Monosaccharides and carbohydrates are discussed, as are the way the body makes those that are required. There will be no mention of dietary supplements of sugars.
<br/>As for 'wanting to slam these products', I'm just like you. I want them to work. I want there to be cheap (these are cheap to make, even if they are not sold at a cheap price) pills that cure prevent cancer/colds/viruses/Down's Syndrome/cystic fibrosis/multiple sclerosis/everything else. However, if these tablets did any of that it would be possible to show this in a sound scientific trial. These trials cost a fair bit, but it would be well within the budget of Mannatech to do this and in fact they have been running trials for five years. They haven't published any sound double blind placebo controlled trials. This makes me (as it would many reasonable people) doubt that these tablets do anything positive beyond a placebo effect.
<br/>That they then make money out of people who believe that these tablets can do anything, makes me sad.
Written on: 05/11/2007
Before you make comments about what is or isn't in a medical text book, why don't you have a look at it? In the text book, Glyconutrients are called monosaccharides, protiens, carbohydrates or glyco sugars. The study of Glyconutrients is "Glycobiology".
<br/>When I said "main medical textbook", I meant that most universities and colleges use them, but not necessarily 100% of them use it.
<br/>Anybody who is reading the comments on these products can see that you want to slam these products. If you had real interest in learning, I could tell. But you really don't seem to. In that case, I don't feel it is worth my time to bother e-mailing you the studies or answering your objections. For the rest of you reading these comments, you may e-mail me & I'll be happy to send you studies or answer your questions to the best of my ability.
Written on: 02/01/2013
I have some questions for you if that's possible in an email.
Regarding the Harper's Biochemistry comment. The lack of understanding of this reviewer is clearly shown by the example of their comment on Harper's Biochemistry. Firstly, it obviously is not 'the main medical textbook', it's a book on biochemistry, not medicine. There was no re-write to comment on 'glyconutrients', there is most likely a section on 'glycoproteins' (I don't have a copy of the 1996 edition as it is outdated now and has been revised, glyconutrients do not appear in the latest edition of this or any other biochemistry textbook). Glycoproteins being proteins with carbohydrate/sugar molecules attached which the body has made use of throughout evolution, long before the glyconutrient sham arrived. The body makes the necessary sugars/carbohydrates from the food we eat every day, it's very good at this and always has been. The idea that the body needs supplements of sugars to work properly is contradicted by all the scientific evidence.
Written on: 02/11/2007
I disagree with this review because... the product is not scientifically backed, show me a paper published in a peer reviewed journal that backs this!
If you'd like some studies, please e-mail me at email@example.com .
<br/>In 1996, Harper’s Biochemistry (the main medical textbook) was rewritten to include an entire chapter on Glyconutrients. Documented studies and research about Ambrotose can be found at www.nih.gov , www.pubmed.gov. Go to pubmed.gov & type in "Mannatech".
<br/>Both The University of Texas and The New England Journal of Medicine have published articles about Ambrotose.
<br/>A subcommittee of the US Congress asked for a lecture on Glyconutrients.
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