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 Tsang Nutrition

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Chromium-GTF 200

Dosage 200 mcg

Size 100 capsules

Ingredient

Chromium GIF (Polynicotinate)

Direction

Adults take 1 capsule daily or as directed by physician

About Chromium GTF Polynicotinate

Chromium Plays a Key Role in Energy Production, Muscle Development, Fat & Cholesterol Metabolism & Regulation of Blood Sugar Levels. Chromium is essential in assisting insulin in the biochemical regulation of fat, carbohydrate, and protein metabolism and supporting healthy glucose metabolism.
Chromium is important for fat metabolism, enzyme activation, and the regulation of cholesterol. Chromium inhibits the synthesis of new fat from carbohydrates, thus freeing the mitochondria to burn already stored fat. In addition, chromium increases the effectiveness of insulin and optimizes glucose metabolism.

In the early 1970's, Dr. Walter Mertz, then director of the US Department of Agriculture's Human Nutrition Research Center, discovered that simple forms of chromium (Picolinate) are poorly absorbed (typically less than 2% of the amount consumed) and do not potentiate insulin activity like biologically active chromium. Dr. Mertz isolated a chromium compound from Brewer's yeast that had a strong activating effect on insulin. He discovered that this "active" chromium was complexed with several amino acids and the B-vitamin niacin and called this chromium complex: "Glucose Tolerance Factor" or "GTF." Dr. Mertz concluded that niacin was the key to chromium's biological activity. Neither niacin by itself nor the common chromium picolinate complex had any significant effect on glucose metabolism. Dr. Mertz concluded that the niacin-bound chromium, called "polynicotinate" or "nicotinate" was the biologically active form of chromium that potentiates insulin's action in the body.

Chromium GTF Polynicotinate promotes optimal regulation of cholesterol, as well as glucose and fat metabolism. Chromium GTF Polynicotinate is a bioavailable source of chromium (better than chromium picolinate) for those needing supplemental chromium.

Scientific Evidence

Moderately strong evidence supports the use of chromium for diabetes. In a recent double-blind placebo-controlled study, 180 people with type 2 diabetes were given placebo, 200 mcg of chromium daily, or a higher dosage of chromium-1,000 mcg daily. Individuals taking 1,000 mcg showed marked improvements in blood sugar levels. Lesser but still significant benefits were also seen in the 200-mcg group but not in the placebo group.1

A 3-month double-blind study of 122 moderately overweight individuals attempting to lose weight found that 400 mcg of chromium daily resulted in an average loss of 6.2 pounds of body fat, as opposed to 3.4 pounds in the placebo group. There was no loss of lean body mass.2 These results suggest that chromium can help you lose body fat without losing muscle. It may work by helping the body process its insulin more effectively.

Reference

1. Anderson RA, Cheng N, Bryden NA, et al. Elevated intakes of supplemental chromium improve glucose and insulin variables in individuals with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes. 1997;46:1786-1791.

2. Kaats GR, Blum K, Pullin D, et al. A randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled study of the effects of chromium picolinate supplementation on body composition: a replication and extension of a previous study. Curr Ther Res. 1998;59:379-388.

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This is a statement of nutritional support. This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to medically diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always consult your health care provider before using any supplement.

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