Natural Factors Chromium and Vanadium, 125 mcg
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).
- Balances blood glucose levels
- Helps to curb sugar cravings
- May aid in the maintenance of healthy weight
Elemental chromium GTF** (HVP* chelate)..............100 mcg
Elemental vanadium (citrate).........................................25 mcg
*HVP: hydrolyzed vegetable protein (rice)
**GTF: glucose tolerance factors
- 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.
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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