- Helps break down carbs and fat while working to improve body composition
- An important trace mineral that is involved in sugar and fat metabolism
- Helps foster fat loss and helps limit fat storage
- Promotes energy
Chromium has long been of interest to scientists and those seeking a naturally healthy lifestyle due to its connection to various health issues including blood sugar, lipid levels, weight management and body composition. ¿
One of our most popular minerals, our 200 mcg. GTF (Glucose Tolerance Factor) Chromium tablets support efficient insulin metabolism and can be a great addition to your daily health and workout regimen. ¿
What is Chromium? Chromium is an essential metallic mineral your body requires in trace amounts, but don't let its small size fool you! It plays a big role in how insulin, a hormone vital to metabolism, helps your body regulate sugar levels. It is also involved in how your body stores and converts sugar and carbohydrates to make energy to power you through the day. ¿
Can someone be Chromium deficient? Some suggest that as much as 90% of American diets are low in chromium. While it is rare for chromium deficiencies to result in serious health issues, the elderly, individuals who engage in extensive strenuous exercise, and those who eat abundant sugary foods are most likely to become chromium deficient. ¿
As with minerals in general, it's difficult for your body to absorb chromium, which becomes even more difficult with age or illness. ¿
How can I get more Chromium in my diet? While chromium is found in many foods, most provide only scant amounts of what you need. For example: Half cup broccoli 11 mcg., 1 whole wheat English muffin 4 mcg, 1 cup mashed potatoes 3 mcg, 3 oz. turkey breast 2 mcg, 1 cup orange juice 2 mcg, 1 medium apple 1 mcg, 1 medium banana 1 mcg, ¿¿
What are good sources of Chromium? Good sources of chromium include whole grain breads, lean meats, cheeses and brewer's yeast. While absorption of chromium is low, it can be enhanced by vitamin C (found in fruits and juices) and niacin (found in meats, poultry, fish and beans). ¿
What are the various forms of Chromium? Chromium is available in several forms including, among others: chromium nicotinate, chromium picolinate, and glucose tolerance factor chromium (GTF) tablets and capsules. Most studies have been conducted using 200 mcg. chromium, with a dose of 1 to 3 times daily. ¿
What is GTF Chromium? In the 1960s chromium was found to aid glucose intolerance and insulin resistance in animals. This indicated a connection to blood sugar maintenance. Since then GTF Chromium supplements have become popular. ¿
Why Botanic Choice's GTF Chromium Supplements: Our GTF Chromium vegetarian tablets feature ChromeMate, a patented, biologically active form of niacin-bound chromium that, as mentioned above, significantly enhance chromium's effectiveness. ¿
ChromeMate has been clinically studied and research suggests ChromeMate chromium increases absorption compared to other forms of chromium, up to 18 times more bioactive! ¿ Could our GTF Chromium 200 mcg. supplements be what you need to give your health that extra boost? Try our GTF Chromium tablets today and find out! Use in conjunction with a reduced calorie diet & exercise plan.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.Take 2 tablets once daily, preferably with a meal, as a dietary supplement, or as directed by a health care professional. © 2012 Indiana Botanic Gardens, Inc.
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