Why Trehalose can save your brain
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Trehalose might very well be the most important longevity supplement. It is certainly one of the key supplements to promote a youthful brain, since it helps prevent the accumulation of beta-amyloid plaques.
The big problem with sugar is glycation. Sugars bind to proteins and can sometimes make very problematic combinations known as AGEs. Fructose is known to be a terrible offender. Table sugar, also called sucrose, contains fructose.
Unlike other sugars, trehalose contains the essential fuel for the brain (glucose) in a pure form, and is structured with a special bond that helps reverse the damage caused by glycation.
Another of the major benefits of trehalose, which has been demonstrated in mice, is that it helps the liver remove excess fat, thereby helping prevent fatty liver.
(Please note, just as there are some people who must avoid dairy because they don't have the enzyme to digest lactose, there are some people who do not have the trehalase enzyme to digest trehalose. Those people are few and far between, but if you happen to be one of them, you should be aware that trehalose will cause indigestion. A likely indicator of this is your ability to digest mushrooms, which contain some naturally occurring trehalose. If mushrooms in general cause you indigestion it could be that is why. Before it was called trehalose it was called mycose, from myco-, a prefix meaning mushroom.)