G.T.F. Chromium Complex 30
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GTF refers to Glucose Tolerance Factor. Chromium contributes to the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels. Zinc is a mineral essential to many body processes including the maintenance of normal cognitive function, vision, fertility and reproduction, hair, skin and nails and the immune system. Zinc also contributes to the normal metabolism of fatty acids and macronutrients.
Potential applications: Weight control, Insulin resistance (Metabolic Syndrome), hypoglycaemia, peripheral neuropathy, atherosclerosis, elevated blood lipids, acne, weight loss,
Known contraindications: Chromium supplementation may enhance the effects of drugs for diabetes (e.g., insulin, blood sugarlowering agents) and possibly lead to hypoglycemia. Therefore, people with diabetes taking these medications should supplement with chromium only under the supervision of a doctor.
Interactions: Refined sugars, white flour products, and lack of exercise can deplete chromium levels. Calcium carbonate and antacids may reduce chromium absorption.
One study has demonstrated increased dream activity, greater vividness and colour in dreams, and diminished sleep requirements in those taking 50ug Cr daily, taken in the evening.
Useful links: Weight control – carnitine, CoQ10, milk thistle, fibre complex, multi-phytonutrient complex, EFAs.
Limit saturated fats. Increase plant foods. Maintain 1.5 litres water daily. Avoid processed refined foods. Daily aerobic exercise. Resistance training 2-3 times weekly.
Note – The highly processed foods common in the Western diet, such as white sugar and white flour, are almost completely devoid of chromium, this may partly explain the widespread problem of glucose intolerance and glycaemic disorders.
Directions: As a food supplement, take one to three capsules daily with food, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
One vegan capsule provides:
|Alpha lipoic acid||10mg|
|in a base of alfalfa, spirulina and bilberry|