Natural Factors Chromium and Vanadium, 125 mcg

Natural Factors Chromium and Vanadium, 125 mcg

Natural Factors

NF1635
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Features

This combination of minerals is especially helpful for people with blood sugar difficulties as both minerals assist in glucose metabolism.

Chromium is a component of a molecule called glucose tolerance factor (GTF) that regulates blood sugar levels, making it beneficial for both high and low blood sugar problems. The hormone insulin will not work without chromium. When we get enough chromium our sensitivity to insulin is improved and blood sugar levels may become normalized, whereas insufficient chromium may be responsible for hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, glycosuria and insulin resistance.

Vanadium is an ultra-trace mineral found in our body and in a variety of foods. Vanadium seems to help improve blood sugar levels and insulin resistance. Often as people age, their cell receptors sites are not as responsive to their own production of insulin, causing a dangerous rise in blood sugar. Studies show that vanadium may improve glucose tolerance in persons with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM).

Benefits

  • Balances blood glucose levels
  • Helps to curb sugar cravings
  • May aid in the maintenance of healthy weight

Ingredients

Each capsule contains
Elemental chromium GTF** (HVP* chelate)..............100 mcg
Elemental vanadium (citrate).........................................25 mcg
*HVP: hydrolyzed vegetable protein (rice)
**GTF: glucose tolerance factors

Dosage

3 capsules daily or as directed by a health care practitioner. Keep out of the reach of children.

Contraindications

  • Chromium and vanadium supplementation may increase the effectiveness of insulin and drugs that lower blood sugar levels in the treatment of diabetes.
  • Consult a health care practitioner to discuss proper monitoring of blood sugar levels prior to use.

Additional Information

Children: Suitable for children at one-half the adult dosage. As the effects of vanadium supplements during childhood have not been sufficiently evaluated, it should not be used at levels above 100 mcg unless directed by a health care practitioner.

Pregnancy and Nursing: Chromium is considered safe during pregnancy and lactation but it should not be used at levels above 100 mcg during these times.

Seniors: No special precautions are known.

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