HINT! ordering 12 pounds is the most economical option.
Dosage: The recommended dosage is 3 heaping teaspoons 3 times per day. Minimum, 2 rounded teaspoons in water 3 times a day (about 20 grams). Up to 50 grams is reported as safe (please see NOTE below). 1 pound should last 8 days at the minimum dosage.
NOTE: Trehalose can be a problem in the case of two different types of Clostridium difficile infection, if you are exposed to these strains and are otherwise susceptible. At the very least, any person who is suffering from a C. difficile infection should consider eliminating trehalose from their diet for the duration of the infection. Please see CONTRADICTIONS below...
Its mild sweetness
(nearly half as sweet as sucrose), low cariogenicity, low hygroscopicity, high freezing point depression, high glass transition temperature
and protein protection (antioxidant
) properties are all of immense interest to food and pharma technologists.Trehalose is fully caloric
and after ingestion is broken down in the body to glucose, but with an even blood glucose response, making it ideally suited for products formulated to provide a natural source of energy for people with any active lifestyle. Treha™ is produced from starch by a proprietary enzymatic process developed by the Hayashibara Company, Okayama, Japan.
We recommend including Treha™ as "trehalose" in the ingredient declaration on the labels of finished foods and beverages.
A footnote is required as follows – "trehalose is a source of glucose".In The Scholarly Articles
Trehalose may have protective effects for cells and exhibits antioxidant activities. It is also a chemical chaperon and may be directly involved in cell functions including protein folding and signaling. The amount of research on the potential health benefits is overwhelming and we highly recommend this sweetener as a sugar substitute.Google Search for Trehalose
A general review of Trehalose research shows that it may be an essential nutrient in the prevention of many disease conditions. Here are just a few studies.*New insights on trehalose, a multifunctional molecule:
Additional studies on trehalose are needed to address the unknowns.Novel Functions And Applications Of Trehalose:
This study suggests that oral consumption may stimulate bone metabolism and prevention of osteoporosis.
CONTRADICTIONS: A very minor group of the population may not tolerate Trehalose at small doses. Intolerance is indicated by gas, loose stools and diarrhea. Discontinue use and contact a medical professional to seek a test for a Clostridium difficile infection.
Clostridium difficile is a bacterium that can cause a life-threatening infection. There are some other arguments that trehalose may be better than other sugars in some cases.
Disclaimer: *Food supplements are not evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or mitigate disease. I am an independent contractor with a direct line to Cargill, the distributer of Trehalose in the USA.