You're doing everything right, eating healthy and exercising. Yet, you're still wondering, "Why can't I lose these extra pounds?"
The answer may be insulin resistance.
Did you know insulin is needed to get blood glucose into your cells and provide them with energy? You need it for everything from working and thinking to exercising and weight loss.
GlucoChrom™ is formulated with unique chromium to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Research has shown it to improve weight loss as part of a healthy diet and exercise plan.
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P.S. GlucoChrom™, with its easily absorbable form of chromium and other synergistic ingredients, can play an important role in almost any health program.
Chromium supplementation is often used to help balance blood sugar levels, and is especially useful for managing glucose levels in diabetics. Chromium may also help to promote healthy triglyceride levels and maintain healthy blood levels of cholesterol and other lipids. It may even help to control sweet cravings and assist in weight loss.
Chromium Deficiency In The Modern Diet
Chromium is an essential trace mineral that is not made by the body and must be obtained from the diet. Food sources of chromium include: brewer’s yeast, wheat germ, broccoli, sugar and molasses, but when processed, many of these foods are stripped of their chromium content. Very few people consume brewer’s yeast since it sometimes causes abdominal distention (bloating). Black pepper contains small amounts of chromium, but is typically consumed in small quantities.
A chromium deficiency may produce diabetic-like symptoms, such as high glucose levels and decreased insulin-binding. Most nutritionists recommend that adults may safely consume between 50 to 200 mcg of chromium per day, but few (less than 10 percent of healthy adults) obtain that goal. Aging and pregnant people, those who consume highly processed foods, and those who participate in strenuous exercise programs may require the maximum serving of chromium per day.
The manner in which foods are grown and processed today has stripped many foods of their natural chromium content. Chromium is a natural element of the soil, but modern farming practices have resulted in chromium-deficient crops. Moreover, the processing of our foods has made the dietary availability of chromium scarce.
"Because it is so difficult to meet the recommended daily allowance of chromium through food alone, dietary supplements are becoming an extremely popular source of chromium. Many people are discovering that, along with a healthy diet, chromium supplements are an effective means of ensuring they are getting enough of this essential mineral." - Chromiuminformation.org
Chromium's Strong Nutritional Support
Chromium plays an important role in nutrition by breaking down the fats and carbohydrates in the foods we eat to produce glucose. In this way, scientists think that chromium becomes a cofactor to assist in regulating the production of insulin, helping it to transport glucose across the cell membranes. In short, chromium assists with glucose balance and helps to regulate the need for insulin production. Diabetics and those with insulin resistance find supplementation with chromium beneficial in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Those with weight-loss goals also find chromium helpful as a way to balance insulin levels and potentially offset 'sweet cravings.'
In addition to the metabolism of food, chromium also plays other important roles within the body. Chromium stimulates fatty acid and cholesterol synthesis, which are important for brain function and other body processes. Chromium is an activator of several enzymes which are needed to drive the numerous chemical reactions that we need to live. With chromium supplementation, triglyceride levels often improve.
"In diabetic and overweight individuals, chromium supplements have been shown to reduce triglyceride levels by almost 20 percent, improve glucose tolerance and normalize insulin levels. Supplements of 400 mcg have helped overweight women lose about 50 percent more fat in three months compared to a placebo group." - Supplement.watch.com
When glucose and fats remain in the bloodstream at unhealthy levels, triglyceride and cholesterol levels increase. Diabetics and those prone to insulin resistance frequently show elevated triglyceride and cholesterol levels prior to full onset of disease. The successful management of triglyceride and blood lipid levels may be helpful in combating not only weight-loss and obesity, but cardiovascular disease and diabetes as well.
AIM's Superior Leaf-Bound Chromium
Chromium can be a difficult mineral for the body to absorb, and many supplements offer synthetically produced chromium formulas such as chromium polynicotinate, chromium picolinate, and chromium chloride. However, scientists have long known that nutrients found in concentrated food sources (such as AIM's) offer better absorption.
With this knowledge, AIM discovered a way to grow green barley plants in water rather than soil. As the barley plant grows, chromium is added to the water. The chromium is absorbed into the cells of the plant where it becomes bound to the molecules of the barley grass, becoming a natural part of the plant matrix. When the barley plants contain the optimum amount of chromium, the plants are harvested, dried at temperatures low enough to preserve the enzymatic activity, and concentrated into a powder.
AIM’s Unique Formula
The GlucoChrom™ powder is then encapsulated in a vegetarian capsule along with other herbal ingredients to enhance the body’s natural response to chromium. This synergistic blend includes: vanadium, bitter melon, and Gymnema sylvestre. These natural ingredients work together with chromium to support balanced glucose levels, promote fat loss, maintain healthy triglyceride and blood lipid levels. AIM’s herbal formula includes:
Vanadium - An ultra-trace mineral found in very small amounts in grains and oats, radishes, and parsley. Vanadium is an essential micronutrient needed for cellular metabolism, and it may play a role in reducing cholesterol. Vanadium improves insulin sensitivity, and it also decreases hypersecretion of insulin. Hypersecretion, or the excessive secretion of insulin from the pancreas, sometimes occurs as the result of a poor diet and it can be associated with the metabolic changes associated with aging.
Bitter melon - This tropical fruit has been used for ages in folklore as a remedy for diabetes, and has gained recognition in recent years for its polypeptide properties. Bitter melon may help to lower blood glucose levels by increasing the activity of hexokinase and glucokinase, the enzymes in the body that convert glucose into glycogen, which is stored in the liver and used by the body later for energy.
Gymnema sylvestre - This woody climbing plant native to the tropical forests of central and southern India is known to stimulate insulin secretion while lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels. G. sylvestre is favored for long-term use as a supplement for blood-sugar stabilization. G. sylvestre has been known to lower fasting blood glucose levels and it has been studied for improving the health of the pancreas by regenerating beta cells.
GlucoChrom™ provides a natural way to support healthy glucose and triglyceride levels. It's recommended to take one capsule with meals, twice per day. As always, those with serious health conditions, diabetics and those who are pregnant or nursing should consult with a healthcare practitioner before adding anything new to the diet.
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GlucoChrom™ increases the effective action of insulin,
helps increase lean muscle mass and reduce body weight.
helps increase lean muscle mass and reduce body weight.