Clinical studies on GTF chromium (chromium yeast) have found significant clinical effects – and at lower doses than used for studies on chelated or salt-based chromium. Increased levels of absorption of chromium in GTF form have been shown over a long period of time. The data indicates that food-based chromium is a superior form compared to chelates and salt forms.
THREE AMAZING THINGS ABOUT GTF EXCELL
Supporting already healthy
blood sugar levels
Promoting energy production by helping transport glucose to cells
Stabilizing appetite for
What can GTF Excell do?
GTF is a compound the liver can use to manufacture fatty acids, lecithin, cholesterol, and lipoproteins. And that’s only half the story.
Supporting healthy blood sugar levels, promoting energy production by helping transport glucose to cells, and stabilizing appetite for healthy weight management are just three more amazing things Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF) Chromium can do for you.
But only in the right form.
Inorganic chromium salts are associated with a lower bioavailability in tissues and circulation over the long term compared to food forms, despite their more rapid rate of initial absorption. Based on the excretion dynamics of chromium, rapidly absorbed chromium salts may not contribute to tissue chromium status like food forms.
The limitations in bioavailability of chromium, along with the discovery that GTF and food-bound chromium may be better absorbed into the body’s tissues, led to the development of yeast fortified with chromium (GTF chromium) as a more bioavailable form of chromium.
Our chromium product is bound by a yeast fermentation process (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) that mimics the way plants organically bind minerals into membranes and protein structures, so you get a food-form mineral your body can actually absorb. This method creates a product that is 20-50 times richer in whole-food forms of chromium complex than other forms of GTF. Chromium any other way just doesn’t make sense.
Chromium is a micronutrient with clinical doses below 1mg. Due to the very small amounts used, extreme care during finished product blending needs to be taken for non-food forms, and variations can be present in many blends, which can become toxic.
GTF chromium allows manufacturers to make a higher quality product from better dosage precision and lesser variation in potency.
The Scientific Support for GTF Excell
1. Chromium from chromium-enriched yeast is absorbed and is bioavailable. The EFSA Panel concluded that bioavailability is potentially up to ten times higher than that of chromium from chromium chloride.
2. The non-food bound forms of chromium, such as chromium salts, chromium picolinate and chromium polynicotinate are known to be poorly absorbed, with less than 2% absorption rate. The absorption rate of chromium yeast is 5-10%. The difference in absorption suggests that less chromium from yeast is needed to exert the same effect as other forms of chromium
3. Toxic effects are associated with chromium VI (hexavalent Cr), which is not found in
chromium yeast, but may be present in trace amounts in chromium salts.
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