GTF (Glucose Tolerance Factor) Chromium is an essential trace element that is required for
- It's necessary for regulating insulin
- Contains antioxidants that contribute to cell protection
- Increases your good cholesterol (HDL)
- Reduces your bad cholesterol (LDL)
- Helps inhibit the ability of refined sugar to cause high blood pressure
- It helps to maintain energy levels
- Normal function of protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism.
With age, your Chromium declines. High stress levels have been found to reduce the body's absorption of Chromium. It is estimated that only 3% of chromium from food is retained in the body.
Modern farming methods and processed foods are destroying this overlooked mineral, and we're faced with chromium deficiency. Estimates show 25% to 50% of the world’s population is deficient in Chromium.
Those who may be more at risk of chromium deficiency:
- Those with blood sugar issues
- Pregnant Women and Breast Feeding Mothers
- Those Suffering with an Infection
- Physical Trauma
- Mental Stress
Eating processed, refined foods (especially simple sugars) increases the potential of Chromium deficiency because these foods are low in chromium, and they increase Chromium loss through urine.
GTF Chromium is an essential mineral found in very low concentration in your body as it is very difficult to absorb. The GTF Chromium form of this important mineral is more biologically active, helping to regulate blood sugar levels.
This mineral is primarily stored in the spleen, kidneys and testes, small amounts are in the heart, pancreas, lungs and the brain.
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