Arabinose is an aldopentose - a monosaccharide containing five carbon atoms, including an aldehyde (CHO) functional group. For biosynthetic reasons, most sugars almost always exist in nature in the "D" form, or structurally similar to D-glyceraldehyde. However, L-arabinose is actually more commonly found in nature than D-arabinose and is found in nature as a component of biopolymers such as hemicellulose and pectin. The L-arabinose operon, also known as the araBAD operon, has been the subject of numerous biomolecular studies. An operon directs arabinose catabolism in Escherichia coli, dynamically activated in the presence and absence of glucose. As a professional L-arabinose supplier and food additive manufacturer, Healtang has been providing high quality L-arabinose to customers all over the world. If you have any questions or would like a quote, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our sales staff will reply you within 1 business day.
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Characteristics of L-arabinose
Specific inhibition of sucrase (α-glucosidase) activity
hypolipidemic and hypoglycemic effect
Promote the proliferation of bifidobacteria and regulate intestinal balance
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Application of L-arabinose
L-arabinose has the characteristics of low calorie value, specific inhibition of intestinal sucrase activity, and proliferation of intestinal bifidobacteria. As an important chemical product, L-arabinose is widely used in food processing industry, chemistry, biology and other fields
L-Arabinose is a white powder crystal at room temperature and pressure, odorless and easily soluble in water. L-arabinose has a similar taste to sucrose and is about 50% sweeter than sucrose, and can be used as a substitute for sucrose. Since it can specifically inhibit sucrose activity and regulate intestinal balance,
Available grades of L-arabinose
Food Grade: L-arabinose is widely used as a nutritional supplement in the food and beverage industry Healthtang's food grade L-arabinose is available as a fine powder (>99% purity).
At Healthtang, we apply a strict quality control process to all our products. All L-Arabinose we offer has been rigorously tested to HACCP and ISO standards and certified safe for use as a food additive.
Storage and Transportation Precautions
Storage: L-Arabinose should be stored in a dry, cool place.
Handling Precautions: Handling of L-arabinose should only be performed by personnel trained and familiar with handling organic chemicals. Avoid skin and eye contact and inhalation of dust. Avoid handling that can result in dust formation.
Healtang is a supplier and manufacturer of L-Arabinose, engaged in the export and wholesale of L-Arabinose for more than 10 years. The MOQ of L-Arabinose is 1 ton, any suggestion and question about L-Arabinose, please contact us, we will reply within 24 hours.
L-arabinose Questions & Answers
1.Is it safe?
YES. L-Arabinose is approved to be used as a safe food additive by the United States Food and Drug Administration and Japan. (ASP Fully up-to-date toxicology information has been sought http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/fcn/fcnDetailNavigation.cfm?rpt=eafuslisting&id=252) It also has GRAS (Generally regarded as safe) status through the Flavour and Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA).
Healtang L-arabinose extracted from Corn Cob.
2.Does it have calories?
NO. It is a non-calorie natural compound sweetener, approved by the US Medical Association and Japanese health authority.
3.So how does it block sugar?
It is quite simple. It works on sucrase, the natural sugar-breaking enzyme. Sugar is only metabolised (taken in by your body) when they are broken down into glucose and fructose. So what if this does not happen? Sugar just travels down to your gut and become the food for your gut bacteria!
4.How much sugar does it block?
The addition of 3%-5% L-Arabinose to sucrose can inhibit the absorption of 60% sucrose. A study in Japan showed that 4% of L-arabinose to sucrose inhibited the absorption of 48% sugar (sucrose). At the same time, it prevents the increase of blood glucose by around 50%.
5.Can you just take a lot so that it would block 100% sugar? No, L-arabinose cannot do that. No matter how much you take, it would only block up to 50% sugar (sucrose).
6.How can I calculate how much to take?
It is important for you to know how much sugar you will be consuming. For example, you go to Starbucks and order a Venti Caramel Frappuccino and blueberry scone: both would have 86g of sugar. By taking 2.58g of L-Arabinose (3% of sugar), it will inhibit the absorption of 34.4g of sugar, i.e. your net sugar intake from this snacking would be 51.6g. However, if you already avoid sugar and processed food, but wishes to avoid small amount of sugar contained in sauce, salad dressing, soup, etc, then taking a teaspoon before meal would be sufficient.
7.What is the maximum amount of L-Arabinose you can take daily?
50g seems to be the maximum recommended daily dosage.
8.Are there any side-effects?
unutilized L-arabinose and undigested forms of sugar become food to gut bacteria. hence if you take too much L-arabinose, it may cause digestive implications such as flatulence or diarrhea.
9.And how does it regulate the blood-sugar level?
L-Arabinose is similar to glucose, and this permits L-arabinose to interfere at molecular level with the pathways through which glucose is metabolised by the body. This slows down the speed at which we burn gluclose. Consequently energy is released over a longer period and blood-sugar level is regulated in a natural way.
10.What about alcohol?
Most of the alcohol, unless it is sugar-enhanced cocktail, contains virtually no sugar so L-arabinose will not work to block it.
11.What about fruits?
L-arabinose does not work on fructose in fruits, so let's stick to low-fructose containing fruits such as berries, passion fruits and so on.
12.When can you take it?
Dissolve L-arabinose in small amount of water and drink it before you have a sugar containing meal.