When you need extra help getting the glucose out of the bloodstream and into the muscles, you might need some chromium. A great way to help support getting into Ketosis, as well as regulating blood sugar and making you more insulin sensitive.
GlucoChrom (Chromium, Vanadium, Gymnema Sylvestre, Bitter Melon)
60 vegetarian capsules
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GlucoChrom provides blood glucose support through a unique blend of herbs and trace minerals. Stress, a poor diet, insufficient sleep, and too little activity can negatively influence blood sugar levels.
- May increase lean muscle mass and lower body weight
- Helps maintain a healthy lifestyle
Blood sugar, insulin, and diabetes
Impaired insulin production or utilization can lead to Type II diabetes mellitus and its related health complications. When we eat, the body breaks down the carbohydrates in foods to produce glucose, the sugar that fuels our cells and provides them with vital energy for healthy functioning. It is extremely important for the blood glucose level to remain stable. If it is elevated, the pancreatic hormone insulin is secreted to encourage uptake of glucose by the cells.
Ideally, the pancreas secretes just the right amount of insulin to efficiently metabolize glucose. If insulin levels are consistently high, insulin resistance may develop. In this case, the pancreas pumps out insulin, but the cells are unable to properly respond, leaving the glucose to remain in the bloodstream. And the vicious cycle continues. Insulin resistance frequently leads to weight gain because high insulin levels force the body to store fat rather than burn it as energy.
Elevated levels of glucose and fats may also result in abnormally high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Over time, this can damage the vital organs, leading to heart attack, stroke, or kidney failure.
Chromium 200 μg (per capsule)
GlucoChrom’s chromium is derived from Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast that has been organically bound to trivalent chromium. Unlike most chromium supplements, which contain synthetic forms (such as chromium nicotinate or picolinate), GlucoChrom offers a truly natural, bioavailable, and easily absorbed form of this trace element that the body recognizes as food.
Due to nutrient-depleted soil, food processing, and overconsumption of refined carbohydrates, as much as 90 percent of the North American population may be chromium deficient. Symptoms of chromium deficiency include glucose intolerance, which can lead to diabetes, as well as fatigue, nerve pain, and high cholesterol. Chromium improves the body’s response to efficiently use insulin by regulating the
movement of glucose out of the blood and into the cells, thus maintaining stable blood sugar levels.
Vanadium citrate 37.5 μg
Evidence suggests that vanadium is an essential, ultratrace mineral needed for cellular metabolism. It may also be involved in the reduction of serum cholesterol by suppressing cholesterol synthesis by the liver. Vanadium is thought to activate insulin receptors, thus improving insulin sensitivity and promoting a healthy reduction of blood sugar levels. In addition, vanadium also appears to play a role in healthy pumping of the heart muscle as well as strengthening of bones and teeth.
Gymnema sylvestre leaf, 4:1 extract
This woody climbing plant, native to India, has long been used as a treatment for diabetes. It is known to stimulate insulin secretion while lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Favored for long-term use as a supplement for blood sugar stabilization, gymnema has been used with success in diabetic patients and is noted for lowering blood glucose levels of patients who have fasted for testing. This herb may also improve the health of the pancreas by regenerating beta cells, which make and release insulin. Recent scientific research with gymnema extract has shown positive results for Type II diabetes.
Bitter melon fruit (Momordica charantia)
Bitter melon, also known as balsam pear, is a tropical fruit that grows in Asia, East Africa, and South America. Bitter melon may help to lower blood sugar levels by increasing the activity of hexokinase and glucokinase, the enzymes in the body that convert sugar into glycogen, which is then stored in the liver and used later for energy. Some evidence shows that bitter melon may cause a renewal and recovery of the insulin producing beta cells of the pancreas. The fresh juice or extract of the unripe fruit has been clearly established to have blood