Always at the frontier of new nutrition science, Dr. DAdamo has discovered that a unique molecule, known as trehalose, has remarkable anti-aging properties. He combined trehalose with synergistic factors to produce Trehalose Complex, perhaps the most important anti-aging nutriceutical yet developed. Trehalose has been accepted as a novel food ingredient in the EU and under the GRAS system in the U.S.
Trehalose is a natural sugar found in many organisms, including bacteria and plants. However, humans make very little trehalose. It functions to protect the integrity of the cell against various environmental stresses like heat, cold, dehydration, and oxidation. Trehalose Complex acts on multiple levels, and may help protect nervous tissue from the destructive forces of aging and environmental toxins, as well as supporting optimal nerve function.
Trehalose works by encouraging the healthy function of molecules known as chaperones. Much like an adult chaperone at a high school dance, molecular chaperones work to insure that the proteins inside our cells behave in a responsible manner. Molecular chaperones like trehalose work to insure that the proteins in the cell fold together in a proper manner. When proteins fold correctly, they can assume their proper function, becoming an enzyme, or a hormone, etc. When proteins miss-fold they trigger a cell-wide stress reaction to these misshaped proteins and the cell will often go to great lengths to either correct the problem or eliminate the problem protein. When this process is compromised, the cell will go through a stress response that accelerates its aging process. Chaperones like trehalose then move in an attempt to re-fold the protein properly, blocking the cells stress response and allowing it to repair. Dr. DAdamo has masterfully blended Trehalose Complex to contain the synergistic ingredients ribose and modified citrus pectin to insure maximum utilization and bioavailability.
Trehalose Complex blocks aging where it occurs: At the cellular level.