Mucopolysaccharides (MPS) are a complex group of carbohydrates which is a key factor in human metabolism, growth and health. MPS are long chain amino sugars with active sulphate and amino molecules along multiple polysaccharide chains that is usually combined with a core protein.
MPS play a vital role in the integrity of the body at a cellular level due to their structure and ionic charge, particularly in organs, loose connective tissue and joints. They also help modulate the bio-exchange of the intercellular matrix, the gel-like spaces that hold the body’s water, where oxygen and nutrients are transferred to the individual cells, and metabolites removed. MPS have been described as the “Glue of Life”.