D-galactose


D-galactose is a natural product, manufactured from either birch/beech wood hydrolysate or lactose.  The D-galactose that Hofman International supplies is a plant based, non-animal derived (NAD) product manufactured using a solvent free separation process of plant based hydrolysates. 


D-galactose is non toxic and found in dairy products and some fruits and vegetables.


D-galactose is currently used in the medical sector for various uses. D-galactose has been used extensively as an ultrasound contrast agent, and recently as therapy for the cardiac variant of Fabry’s disease. There are also current studies which suggest that D-galactose may have a role in the treatment of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS).


There are reported successful cases of D-galactose treatment of patients with certain types of congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG). D-galactose increases nucleotide sugar pools in patients parallel with improved LLO synthesis, improved galactosylation and sialylation. D-galactose might have beneficiary effect in other types of glycosylation.


If you would like to order D-galactose from Hofman International, please contact us either by email or telephone.