How to Make Your Own Glyconutrient

Glyconutrients, or more popularly called the eight essential sugars (from which the root “glyco” was taken), are known for their healing properties on the human body at the cellular level. Healthy cells are ultimately the bases for a completely healthy physical body. Glyconutrients are not naturally manufactured by the body that is why the only way they can be obtained is through a diet or supplements. The eight glyconutrients are glucose, mannose, galactose, fucose, xylose, N-acetylgalactosamine and N-acetylglucosamine, and N-acetylneuraminic acid. The typical diet is severely deficient in these glyconutrients so in order to remedy this situation, many supplements were created. However the high cost of these supplements made some patients think of using cheaper alternatives such as the preparation of homemade glyconutrients. This article will serve as a guide in making homemade glyconutrients in the form of a jam or jelly.

Things you’ll need:

  • Grape juice (1 liter)
  • Apple juice (1.5 liters)
  • Ground psyllium (1/4 cup)
  • Aloe vera leaf (4-5 cm)
  • Large pot (big enough to hold the grape and apple juices)
  • Glass jar (big enough to hold the jelly)
  • Knife or a pair of scissors

Foods Contain Glyconutrients


  • Heat the grape juice with the apple juice in the pot on the stove until half of the liquid evaporates. Take care not to let the juice boil in order not to destroy its nutritional content. Juice Buff has useful juicing tips.
  • Put in the ground psyllium and stir before you turn off the heat.
  • Continue stirring about two minutes. After which, turn off the heat and let the mixture sit. It will slowly turn into a jellylike substance which tastes similar to jam.
  • Put the mixture in a jar and refrigerate.
  • Scoop out ¼ to 1/3 cup of the jelly into a container 10-30 minutes before your meal. This is the estimated amount that you should consume.
  • Chop the aloe vera leaf into the jelly using a knife or a pair of scissors or knife and mix it with the jelly that was scooped out.


  • Don’t use an excess amount of psyllium. Doing so will turn it into a hard solid jelly. You can start with a small amount and add little by little until you get the desired consistency of the jelly.
  • For a nicer taste, cut the aloe vera into much smaller bits or liquify it into the jelly.
  • Aside from taking this mixture 10-30 minutes before every meal, you can take it on its own as evening supper. You may also take this daily or three times a week and if you are ill, you can take it more frequently.
  • Psyllium might negatively react with a number of medications. Consult with your doctor before you use psyllium in this homemade glyconutrient.




  • Psyllium may trigger allergic symptoms such as difficulty in breathing and swallowing, nausea, vomiting, severe stomachache, chest pains or in some cases, rectal bleeding.
  • Aloe vera contains a laxative and may cause diarrhea.
  • Aloe vera needs to be consumed immediately after you pick and chop it as its mannose content is degraded or damaged right away after you pick its leaf.

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About the Author: Andrew Reinert is a health care professional who loves to share different tips on health and personal care. He is a regular contributor to MegaHowTo and lives in Canada.

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