Glucose Zone

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Glucose Zone

Supports normalize blood glucose levels

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100 Tablets
Dosage:

As an addition to the daily diet, take 1 tablet in the morning and one tablet at night after food, or as directed by a health care professional.

Description:

Chromium is an essential trace mineral, being a cofactor in a number of chromium dependent enzymes. These enzymes, which are involved in energy production, glucose, fat, protein and cholesterol metabolism will not function properly unless chromium is biologically available in the tissues. 

Dietary chromium is found naturally in brewer's yeast and organ meats, but most individuals do not eat these foods. The amount of chromium needed by healthy adults is between 50 to 200mcg per day, however pregnant women, diabetics; individuals under chronic stress and individuals who exercise regularly have higher chromium requirements. Chromium is also lost in the processing of grains and sugar so individuals who eat large quantities of processed foods are invariably chromium deficient. 

Despite the important role biologically active chromium has in metabolism 9 out of 10 adults do not consume the minimum amount. Many other factors are involved in creating chromium deficiency besides inadequate dietary intake. Strenuous exercise and chronic stress result in a significant increase of chromium loss through the kidneys. Another major factor in creating chromium deficiencies is that chromium assimilation from foods is as low as 1-2%. Chromium exists in two chemical states. One form, hexavalent chromium, is used in industry and is very toxic. The only form that humans can use is the nontoxic trivalent form. It was in the 1950's that trivalent chromium was identified as the active component of glucose tolerance factor (GTF). 

In the 1970's chromium was identified as an essential element in human nutrition after individuals on total parenteral nutrition developed diabetes that would not respond to insulin until chromium was added to the intravenous nutrient solution. 

It is now known that chromium is involved in carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism and it potentiates the action of insulin in transporting sugar and amino acids into the cell.

Benefits:

  • Support for sugar cravings, fatigue and weight management
  • Help support those who suffer from hypoglycemia, hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia

Each tablet contains, 

Chromium polynicotinate (GTF* Chromium) 60mcg
Other Ingredients
Calcium Carbonate
Avicel
Ac-Di-Sol
Magnesium Stearate

*Glucose Tolerance Factor
None