We have been reluctant to promote any multi-level marketed product. Yet this product, XXX (the manufacturer of XXX has requested that no health claims be made for their product, so the company name has been removed), has been around for a long time, and has a track record of being very effective in some cases, although expensive.
There are lawsuits pending against the company that manufactures it, YYYYY (name of company), and against doctors who have used exagerated claims in promoting this product. The profit motive often underlies the enthusiasm seen about this product. Because it does seem to have a beneficial effect over a broad range of conditions, it is tempting to treat it as a panacea or "magic pill". Some doctors, and others have oversold the product, and tarnished the reputation of what appears to be a very good product.
Other companies who are attempting to manufacture and distribute this product are being sued for supposed patent violations. It remains to be seen how all this is going to wash out. One of the companies being sued says "bring it on", as there is no patent violation at all, and their product is so superior that it is hard to keep up with sales. Such products, like Glycomannan and Nutratose are sold without multilevel marketing. These products appear to more concentrated and less expensive than YYYYY's products and definitely worth a try.
The Greek word "glyco" means "sweet". So "glyconutrient" means "sweet nutrient", or a dietary nutrient composed of a sugar. Recent scientific research has shown that eight simple dietary sugars (monosaccharides), most of which are no longer found in abundance in the standard modern diet, are now known to form the very words of life at the cellular level. These sugars combine with proteins and fats to create glycoforms that coat the surface of virtually every cell in the body. Glycoforms function as cellular recognition molecules that communicate the messages a body needs to function in health. Glyconutrients are considered to be cell signal enhancers. Much more information, including the science behind the claims can be found at thissite.
It may be possible to make your own glyconutrient product at a greatly reduced price. Here is a link to one site with details on how to do this.