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Chromium and Weight Loss

Posted Feb 02 2009 10:44pm

My company has been in the business of improving health for over 50 years. Their commitment has spurred the creation of a series of products to help defeat the epidemic of obesity.

One of the primary components of this safe inch loss program  is a three in one product  which builds on a pioneering product we have that regulates glucose.  

This product contains chromium, vanadium, banaba leaf extract, and EGCG. It supports weight reduction by boosting your metabolism and controlling blood sugar levels. Maintaining appropriate sugar levels helps you to reduce the urge to snack.

Chromium has been touted for years for it's ability to regulate cellular sensitivity to insulin. When we eat, foods are broken down into their constituent components. For example, starches are converted within the digestive tract to simple glucose. Then the intestine absorbs that sugar into the blood stream.

All of our tissues contain specific receptors within the cell wall (or membrane) that control the transit of everything into or out of our cells. When you eat, and your blood sugar levels climb, your pancreas releases insulin. The job of insulin is to tell our cells to absorb that glucose.

Here's where problems can start. Cells can lose their sensitivity to insulin. This is now called Syndrome X and it is a serious health threat. It is also classified as a pre-diabetic condition. 

Besides increasing the risk of developing of diabetes, Syndrome X is also associated with elevating levels of triglycerides, lowering blood levels of high-density lipoproteins (HDL, or the "good" cholesterol), raising blood pressure, and eventually contributing to coronary artery disease.

Dr. Richard Anderson, a nutritional research scientist with the US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service, is considered one of the world's leading chromium researchers. As early as 1981, Dr. Anderson published a report declaring that chromium is essential for proper glucose and lipid metabolism. Furthermore, in 1986, Dr. Anderson noted, "The dietary chromium intake of most individuals is considerably less than the suggested safe and adequate intake." He went on to note that our rampant consumption of refined sugar further depletes the body's chromium stores. As sugar intake increases, more chromium is expended by the body in an effort to metabolize that sugar, resulting in a spiraling need for still more chromium.

In the last 15 years there has been significant debate in the nutrition community about the best "carrier molecule" for chromium. Many health food stores have touted chromium picolinate as the best product because of incentives offered by their manufacturers. However, recent research comparing the absorption of chromium from various sources found that chromium nicotinate was absorbed and retained 3-8 times better than was chromium as picolinate or chloride.

Every product my company releases is based on sound research. They don't use chromium picolinate because it's "trendy" or to save money and increase their profits. That's an amazing statement, considering the typical behavior of most large corporations! They chose chromium nicotinate because it works better (3 to 8 times better!) and because they are committed to a philosophy of excellence.

My company has created a way to help trim pounds and inches by increasing the body's ability to burn calories, rather than by losing water and muscle mass.

source: former newsletter


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karen hanrahan | wellness educator and consultant | writer
nutrition ~green clean~inch loss ~ anti-aging

Contact me:  708.482.0678  






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