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Does allulose glycate proteins like glucose? Is it actually "healthy"?

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Olafur recently posted a thread saying it did




Jason replied to Olafur
I think if inflammation levels are low (lots of antioxidants in your diet and not a huge number of excess calories). you wouldn't have (much) glycation of your proteins happening. http://plaza.umin.ac.jp/j-jabs/33/33.227.pdf


April 20 at 9:05 PM
Apr 20, 2023, 9:05 PM




Olafur replied to Jason
Olafur Pall Olafsson
This paper shows what I suspected, namely that allose is more glycating than glucose. It shows that it's approximately twice as glycating as glucose. Here is one relevant quote from the study: "The reactivity of All during the glycation of HSA is higher than that of Glc. All is expected to be utilized in medicines and functional foods to reduce oxidative stress under the hyperglycemic state. Contrary to the hypothesis that All, having antioxidant activities, suppress glycation, it does not reduce Glc-mediated HSA glycation."


yes, low inflammation and oxidative stress should reduce glycation, but it doesn't change the fact that allulose is probably more glycating than glucose
Olafur Pall Olafsson
however, like I said before, it's not unlikely that the other benefits of allulose offset the harm of it being more glycating




D-allulose was found to be more reactive than fructose and glucose in glycation reactions.[15]


Namli, Serap; Sumnu, S. Gulum; Oztop, Mecit H. (April 2021). "Microwave glycation of soy protein isolate with rare sugar (D-allulose), fructose and glucose". Food Bioscience. 40: 100897. doi:10.1016/j.fbio.2021.100897.



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