Helps balance blood sugar levels already in the normal range.
Aids in the control of glucose and fatty acids.
Promotes energy by helping transport glucose to cells.
Chromium is the central atom in the "glucose tolerance factor" (GTF), a hormone like compound that works to transport glucose, the body's quickest fuel out of the blood and into the cells. GTF is composed of two niacin molecules and three amino acids, and it requires zinc and manganese.
With chromium present in the diet, the intestines can produce GTF. When this function (GTF) is not working properly, the cells may not properly absorb the glucose needed for energy. The liver also needs chromium to manufacture fatty acids, lecithin, cholesterol and lipoproteins. Without chromium, blood fats tend to rise because the liver cannot filter them out. A chromium deficiency may block blood sugar performance, causing glucose levels to rise. A prolonged deficiency can lead to glucose intolerance, as well as impaired growth, elevated cholesterol, fatty deposits in the arteries, decreased sperm count, and a general decline in life span.
People with diagnosed diabetes should check with their doctor as blood sugar levels could be altered when using this product.