The GTF (Glucose Tolerance Factor) Chromium form of this important mineral is the more biologically active form helping to regulate blood sugar levels. GTF Chromium can help to inhibit the ability of refined sugar to cause hypertension.
Chromium is a mineral found in very low concentration in the body as it is very difficult to absorb. Approximately 3% of chromium from food is retained in the body. A good diet and regular exercise has been described as the key to keeping ourselves healthy and reducing the potential of disease however, due to factors of our modern farming methods and the over processing of food this grossly overlooked mineral is being destroyed and we are faced with being chromium deficient. It has been estimated that approximately 25% - 50% of the world’s population is deficient in Chromium.
Chromium is an essential trace element that is required for the normal function of protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism. This mineral is primarily stored in the spleen, kidneys and testes, small amounts are in the heart, pancreas, lungs and the brain.
Research has shown that chromium levels decrease with age and that chromium deficiency may be a widespread problem in today's population. The consumption of refined foods, especially simple sugars, increases the problem since these foods are not only low in chromium but also increases the loss of chromium through urine excretion.
The GTF Chromium works in tandem with Insulin to regulate blood sugar serum cholesterol levels.
The following sectors of individuals may be more at risk of chromium deficiency:
- Pregnant women and breast feeding mothers
- The elderly
- Those suffering with an infection, physical trauma or mental stress.
wheat, starch, gluten, milk products (lactose), added sugars, colourings, flavourings and preservatives.
- Take one Wise Owl GTF Chromium 60mcg + Antioxidants tablet daily as a food substitute or as directed by a practitioner.
- Do note exceed the recommended daily intake.
- Store in a cool dry place.
Vitamin C incorporated in citrus pulp: vitamin E combined in vegetable oil: Mineral enhanced yeast providing zinc; GTF chromium and selenium; vegetable magnesium stearate; vegetable stearic; acid silicon; Vegetable protein (zein).