EU approved Chromium yeast - for normal blood sugar
- Organically bound chromium from chromium yeast (ChromoPrecise®)
- Up to 10x better bioavailability than other chromium sources
- Helps to maintain the body's normal blood sugar levels
- Contributes to a normal metabolism of dietary nutrients
- Manufactured under Danish pharmaceutical control
- Scientifically documented
- Please note that this is a Dutch package.
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|1 tablet contains:||% RDA*|
* RDA = Recommended Daily Allowance
1 tablet daily, unless otherwise advised. Do not chew the tablet but swallow it whole, preferably during/after a meal.
Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage.
Dietary supplements should not replace a varied diet.
A healthy lifestyle and a varied balanced diet are important for maintaining good health.
Suitable for vegetarians.
Chromium enriched yeast (ChromoPrecise®),
bulking agent: microcrystalline cellulose,
anti-caking agents: talc, silicon dioxide,
glazing agent: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose,
firming agent: magnesium salts of fatty acids.
Dark, dry and at room temperature.
Keep out of reach of young children.
What is Bio-Chromium?
Each tablet of Bio-Chromium contains 100 micrograms of elementary chromium. The chromium used in Bio-Chromium is organically bound meaning it is bound to yeast and natural amino acids (chromium yeast). It has an excellent bioavailability in the body ensuring that it is up to 10 times more absorbable than other approved sources of chromium. Bio-Chromium is made with a organic source called ChromoPrecise®, which is a chromium yeast developed specifically to provide optimal bio-availability. Bio-Chromium is manufactured not only in compliance with GMP but also according to the highest pharmaceutical standards in order to ensure excellent quality and safety with exhaustive documentation.
Bio-Chromium and yeast
ChromoPrecise does not contain live yeast cells, but a chromium-containing protein-rich powder made from yeast cells. Only to persons who are allergic to yeast, is ChromoPrecise not recommended.
From GTF to chromodulin
For many years it was thought that chromium was included as part of a substance called GTF (Glucose Tolerance Factor). GTF were along with chromium believed to consist of the B vitamin, niacin, and the amino acids glycine, cysteine and glutamic acid. The theory of GTF was only partially supported, and the existence of a specific GTF molecule in the body has never been proven.
More recent research has however revealed the existence of a unique chrome-binding molecule called chromodulin, which is slightly different from GTF, but with the same characteristics. So when we talk about chromodulin instead of GTF, it's the same benefits we are referring to.
The body’s chromium reserve is around 4-6 mg. With increasing age, the concentration of chromium in various tissues may drop significantly. Snacking on something sweet may offer temporary relief because of the quick “sugar fix” that gives immediate energy, but the effect wears off soon after, leaving them where they started. In the long run, such cravings for sugary foods may have a negative effect on body weight. With a product like Chromium Pharma Nord, you can help your body maintain normal blood sugar levels and prevent these situations from occurring.
Spices have a high chromium content and that explains why Indian people generally get more of this vital nutrient.
What is chromium?
Chromium is an important mineral that contributes to normal metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins. In addition, chromium supports biological processes involved in maintaining normal blood sugar levels. Chromium acts by entering into a complex of amino acids on the inner surface of the cells, which helps to ensure a steady supply of glucose from the blood.
Chromium is several things
The effect of a chromium supplement is determined by how effectively the nutrient is absorbed in the body. Normally, we associate chromium with the chromium-plated fixtures in bathrooms or on motorbikes. The chromium form used for these purposes (industrial chromium) is not part of human biochemistry. We need chromium in its so-called trivalent form. Trivalent means that it is able to form three chemical bonds with other atoms (industrial chromium is hexavalent). Inorganically bound chromium usually has a poor bioavailability in the body despite its trivalent form.
Lactic acid binds chromium
Trivalent chromium also has the property that it binds to lactic acid (lactate). Therefore, the body loses some chromium in situations where the body produces large amounts of lactic acid, for example. by strenuous work, as well as in situations when the cellular energy production is insufficient.
Scandinavian, British, and American dietary analyses show that the average chromium intake is somewhere around 30-40 µg daily. EFSA (the European Food Safety Authority) recommends a daily chromium intake of 40 µg, while the WHO considers the nutrient as safe with intakes up to 250 µg.
What foods contain chromium?
Good natural chromium sources include foods like:
- Black pepper
What is blood sugar?
Blood sugar is a common term for blood levels of glucose, which is the body's energy source. The glucose content rises after a meal and subsequently decreases as the glucose is absorbed by the cells. Blood glucose levels are usually lowest in the morning and highest shortly after a meal.
The hormone insulin plays a crucial role in metabolising sugar, as insulin enables sugar to enter the cells. Chromium contributes to the process by ensuring that insulin can bind to insulin receptors on the cell membranes.
Normal blood sugar values
If you have not eaten in the last six hours, blood glucose should be between 4-7 mmol / L.
Approximately 1½ hours after a meal blood glucose should be <10 mmol / L.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has evaluated the evidence behind chromium and has acknowledged the following claims:
- Contributes to the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels
- Contributes to normal macronutrient metabolism