GTF Chromium Supplement Information

GTF Chromium is a trace mineral that plays an important role in regulating blood sugar levels. Each glucose tolerance factor (GTF) molecule, a hormone like compound, requires chromium as its central atom. GTF works with insulin to transport glucose from the blood into the cells. When this function is not working properly, the cells resist insulin and do not properly absorb the glucose needed for energy.

Evidence suggests that chromium also plays an important role in normal carbohydrate metabolism. It was found that patients receiving long-term total parenteral nutrition (TPN) without chromium developed glucose intolerance, weight loss, and peripheral neuropathy. These symptoms were reversed when the patients were given intravenous doses of chromium.

Food sources of chromium include whole grains, cereals, spices (black pepper, thyme), mushrooms, brown sugar, coffee, tea, beer, wine, and meat products. Brewer's yeast is also a good source of chromium.

GTF Chromium Benefits

Some evidence suggests that chromium may help to improve glucose tolerance and consequently may be useful for individual with diabetes.