"Chromium is at the heart of a biologically active complex called Glucose Tolerance Factor or ""GTF"", which is responsible for potentiating (increasing) the action of insulin in the body. Insulin is a vital hormone responsible for transporting glucose inside cells and maintaining proper blood sugar and blood lipid (cholesterol) levels in the body. Chromium helps insulin metabolize fat, turn protein into muscle and convert sugar into energy. In fact, chromium-activated insulin increases the amount of blood sugar available for energy production nearly twenty-fold.
A lack of chromium can result in type II diabetes, obesity and heart disease. Dr. Walter Mertz, former director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Human Nutrition Research Center, established that GTF chromium consists of chromium bound to the B-vitamin, niacin. ChromeMate� is a unique form of oxygen-coordinated niacin-bound chromium found to be 18-times more potent than other forms of niacin-bound chromium tested. Protected by three U.S. patents, four international patents and other world-wide patents pending, ChromeMate� is the only niacin-bound chromium supplement with proven biological activity.
Studies have shown that ChromeMate� is 18 times more potent than other forms of niacin-bound chromium and, in animal models used to evaluate bioavailability in humans, is absorbed and retained more than 600% greater than chromium chloride and 300% greater than chromium picolinate.
Combined with exercise and a sensible diet, ChromeMate� helps:
- Maintain healthy body weight and promotes normal energy metabolism.
- Maintain healthy cholesterol levels and promotes cardiovascular health.
- Promote normal insulin function and maintains healthy blood sugar levels."