GlyCop Cooperative: Glyconutrient Research and Educational Tools.
What's a glyconutrient? The known "essential sugars" are Mannose, Glucose, Galactose, Xylose, N-acetylglucosamine, N-acetylgalactosamine, Fucose (not fructose) and N-acetylneuraminic acid. Although, science is discovering more, such as Trehalose and others.
Most glyconutrients are not individual sugars and do not always taste sweet, but they are simply "Glycan's" that often are bitter and/or sour to the taste. Many glycans contain dietary fibers consisting of monosaccarides, polysaccharides and oligosaccharides.
The primary and most well known ingredients in glyconutrients at GlyCop Co-op are special gums derived from Aloe Vera, Nopal Cactus, Tree Gums and Sea Gums listed below...
The ratio is 1:1 of each ingredient (28.20 grams) except GlySync (30 grams per ½ pound).
Great details about the "Essential Sugars" may also be found at these fine websites.
Dr. David Bird has a detailed list of food sources. The Endowment For Medical Research is very informative. Dr. Graveline at SpaceDoc has much to say about "Statin's and Glyconutrients". SpaceDoc also explains the "Aging Process" in great detail.
For the more scientificaly oriented individual, take a look at "The Essentials of Glycobiology" and the University of California, San Diego: Glycobiology Research and Training Center.