Chromium is an essential trace mineral being a cofactor in several chromium dependent enzymes. These enzymes, which are involved in energy production, glucose, fat, protein and cholesterol metabolism will not function properly unless chromium is biologically available in the tissues. Dietary chromium is found naturally in brewer’s yeast and organ meats, but most individuals do not eat these foods. The amount of chromium needed by healthy adults is between 50 to 200mcg per day; however pregnant women, diabetics; individuals under chronic stress and individuals who exercise regularly have higher chromium requirements.
Chromium is also lost in the processing of grains and sugar so individuals who eat large quantities of processed foods are invariably chromium deficient. Despite the key role biologically active chromium has in metabolism, 9 out of 10 adults do not consume the minimum amount. GTF chromium is a pH stable form of chromium that is non-toxic and well absorbed and many scientists consider GTF chromium to be the preferred form for supplementation.
GTF Chromium w/ 200 mcg. chromium is one of Dr. Hans Nieper’s formulas that supports the following systems:
1. Cardiovascular System
2. Lymphatic System
3. Epithelial (skin) System
4. Hormonal System
5. Muscular System