What is Trehalose?

Category: Supplements


Trehalose, also known as mycose, is an alpha-linked (disaccharide) sugar found extensively but not abundantly in nature. Trehalose is consumed as part of a normal diet in mushrooms, honey, lobster, shrimp and foods produced using baker's and brewer's yeast.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Trehalose

Side effect Patients
Flatulence 1
Nausea 1


Based on patients currently taking Trehalose

Dosage Patients
40 g daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Trehalose

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 3
Expense 1
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Currently taking Trehalose

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1

Stopped taking Trehalose

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 1
Not specified 2
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1 patient evaluation for Trehalose

Aug 3, 2013 (Started Jul 29, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 tbs. Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been consuming Trehalose for almost a week now. I am at a point in my progression where it is very difficult for me to get out of my chair. I can do it only 50% of the time. So I can detect small changes in my strength in theory. So far there has been no change except perhaps a little decline consistent with my current rate of progression. Certainly no improvement. Side effect: very mild nausea
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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