Monday, June 30, 2008

Chromium supplements may help diabetics

Mon, 10 Mar 2008

The usual treatment and management of diabetes is carried out with medication and lifestyle changes in addition to supplements, a popular one being ampalaya (bitter melon). Another supplement to have a good effect on diabetes is chromium but in particular trivalent chromium.

The human body needs chromium, a trace mineral, to help the body grow properly stay healthy and helps burn carbohydrates and fats . Chromium bases research has been ongoing for the past 50 years. Many of the studies showed that chromium supplements helped diabetics and other animals to restore control of blood sugar .

One of the researchers is Taiwanese dairy specialist and endocrinologist Dr Frank Mao Chia Hung of Maxluck Biotechnology Corp. and the Taiwan Chung Hsing University, who worked on the theory that most types of diabetes is a result of a deficiency of GTF in the body.

Khoo Boo Boon, president and CEO of GTF Worldwide Philippines said, "The GTFs most important component is trivalent chromium and Mao found that when its levels are low, human cells are unable to absorb glucose properly, resulting to hyperglycemia or high blood sugar."

Khoo added the supplement is essential as trivalent chromium cannot easily be absorbed by the body. Other researchers have verified Mao’s findings. A clinical trial in four Taiwan hospitals showed that the control group of diabetics who drank GT&F milk powder had lower amounts of fasting plasma glucose so reducing their need for insulin injections and other medicines.

Source :

Recent Testimonial, Mr Kubik, Australian, wrote:
I feel very good. yesterday I had 6.5! However, when I've tried eat some carbs, my BG went to 9.4!

So with strict diet and every day 30 minutes walk plus Diabex plus GT&F, plus Gimnema Silvestri
I can maintain at this stage regular 6.5-7.00

IMHO it's not revolutionary result, but is definitely helping a lot.

Maybe it's not very important but... I've noticed that I need less sleep. Usually I was sleeping 6-7 hours per night, lately
I sleep 5.5 - 6 hour per night and I have a lot of energy!

Date : Jun 30, 2008

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Anti Syndrome X Campaign (Special for Diabetes)

10-15% population in this world facing metabolic Syndrome.

80% of that because of not enough Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF)

GTF is a compound consist of trivalent chromium plus minerals, vitamin
and amino acids.

Healthy people obtain trivalent chromium through diet, and chromium
is then being converted to GTF to assist in glucose metabolism.

However, overwork, pregnancy, obesity, old age, alcoholism, surgery,
and disease can cause excessive loss of GTF in the body through
secretion of urine and hence causing GTF deficiency.


One of the product which can provide supplement to boost up GTF
in our body is GTF Chromium plus Lactoferrin.

This product is produced through intensive biotechnology research in Taiwan.



Tuesday, June 24, 2008

How Long Does One Have To Take GT&F To Observe Positive Result?

The responses of Type-II diabetic patients towards GT&F varies due to individual health conditions, level of GTF in the body prior to starting to take the milk powder, life-styles and how long a patients has been having diabetes. Compiling feedbacks from the consumers:

1. For patients who have been with diabetes for 5 years or more, effects of GT&F Milk Powder normally show after about 2 months. Visiting the doctor once a month will not cause any health monitoring issue. However, consumers are advised to pay close attention to own health conditions and monitor own blood glucose level from time to time. Should there be any concern, consult the doctor promptly.

2. If a diabetic patient, after taking GT&F Milk Powder, observes significant changes in blood glucose, he/ she should tell the doctor during the next visit to prescribe medication based on most recent health report. Most diabetic patients conduct own tests to check their blood glucose regularly. If patients observe a significant improvement in blood glucose level, they should visit their doctor as soon as possible, show the doctor their own test records and raise to his attention the improvement that you have observed. Discuss with the doctor possibility to reduce dosage.

3. For patient with mild diabetes, normally it takes 2 months for the effects of GT&F Milk Powder to be noticeable. Visiting the doctor once a month will not cause any health monitoring issue. However, consumers are advised to pay close attention to own health conditions. Should there be any concern, consult the doctor promptly.

4. For patient with mild diabetes, after taking GT&F Milk Powder, there will not be significant changes in blood glucose or glycated haemoglobin over short-term. They will, however, observe general health improvements, such as improved body stamina, appetite, secretion of urine etc. The reduction in blood glucose and glycated haemoglobin will be very gradual. For patient with severe conditions, especially those with complications, may first observe gradual improvement related to these complication, e.g. improved vision, improved mobility, etc. and subsequently improvement in blood glucose control. The effects of GT&F Milk Powder on these patients will be more immediate and significant.

5. For diabetic patients whose kidney has failed and required dialysis, they need to consult a dietician on how much of milk product they can take and take GT&F Milk Powder accordingly to avoid excessive intake of protein which may cause loading to the kidney.

6. GT&F Milk Powder is a supplement. It can help diabetic patients to improve sensitivity and functions of their insulin and has important positive effects on diabetic control. GT&F cannot be used to replace medication. Patients still require to take their medication accordingly, have regular medical check-up, control their diet and d more exercises. When conditions of a patient has improved, he/ she still have to discuss with their doctor on dosage reduction of their medication. Never stop/ reduce medication by yourself or loose control on your diet.

7. If one has observed improvements after taking GT&F Milk Powder, they are encouraged to continue taking it to improve general health. For patients with mild diabetes, their blood glucose may gradually decrease and not more dependent on medication after taking this product. However, as GTF is consistently loss from our body, it is important to continue this supplement to help sustain the healthy blood glucose level achieved.

While taking prescriptive medication, diabetic patients may have condition of low blood glucose at times. Please ensure you follow diabetic healthcare guides and take suitable nutrient promptly.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Chromium (GTF) May Help Fight Diabetes

By Charles E. Buban
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 20:23:00 03/07/2008

MANILA, Philippines—Supplements are increasingly becoming recognized as having a place in the management and treatment of diabetes.

Aside from the already popular ampalaya (bitter melon) supplement, another product that is believed to have similar if not better effect is chromium, particularly the type called trivalent chromium.

Chromium is an essential trace mineral that the body needs to grow properly and remain healthy. It is required during several biochemical reactions within the cells including the burning of carbohydrates and fats in the body.

Control of blood sugar

Experimenting on different forms of chromium began almost half a century ago and most of them showed that giving chromium supplements to diabetic people or other animals could restore control of blood sugar.

Among these researches are the one done by Taiwanese dairy specialist and endocrinologist Dr. Frank Mao Chia Hung of Maxluck Biotechnology Corp. and the Taiwan Chung Hsing University that worked on the theory that most forms of diabetes are due to a deficiency in the body of a naturally occurring substance called GTF.

“The GTF’s most important component is trivalent chromium and Mao found that when its levels are low, human cells are unable to absorb glucose properly, resulting to hyperglycemia or high blood sugar,” explained Khoo Boo Boon, president and CEO of GTF Worldwide Philippines that distributes a dietary supplement called GT&F Milk powder and capsule form that contains trivalent chromium.

Diabetes occurs when there is too much blood sugar in the blood.


Khoo explained that the supplement is essential since one cannot just get trivalent chromium from natural foods as the substance on its own is not easily absorbed by the body.

“Mao found a way to improve absorption by using lactoferrin, a kind of protein found in milk, as the carrier of trivalent chromium,” said Khoo who added that by utilizing biotechnology, he was able to combine trivalent chromium with colostrum (the important first milk) extract.

Several researchers were able to verify Mao findings, most important of which is the clinical trial done simultaneously in four Taiwan hospitals: the National Cheng-Kung University Hospital, National Taiwan University Hospital, Tri-Service General Hospital and the Taichung Veterans General Hospital.

The trial used a double-blind approach, meaning, both the doctors and participants do not know the nature and procedure of the experiment as well as the drugs being administered and taken, showed that members of the control group with diabetes that regularly drank GT&F Milk powder experienced a decrease in their fasting plasma glucose and reduced their need for insulin shots and intake of other diabetic medications.

“Personally, I don’t need to be convinced of these trials since I personally experienced improvements on my condition—I was able to keep by diabetes at bay, as what my doctors has verified,” Khoo reported.


Because of these positive results, the GT&F Milk powder and capsule products were certified by the Taiwanese government as the only health food supplements effective in blood sugar regulation and received three biotechnology awards as a result.

“With these approvals and recognition, the manufacturer was able to easily secure certifications and endorsements from more than 20 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and the Philippines.

Since these products are not available in drugstores and supermarkets, Khoo explained that the GTF Worldwide Philippines is delivering door-to-door (638-3887, 638-7890, 0918-8182823 or 0917-8490599).

“The reason behind this is that while we would like to sell our products to diabetic individuals out there, we would also like to teach them how to change their lifestyle. It is irresponsible to assume that only drugs or supplement for that matter could provide the total solution. Patient cooperation is also needed as they need to practice proper diet and regular exercise,” Khoo reminded.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Niacin and Chromium are NECESSARY for blood sugar control by default because without them, there's no GTF.

As Doctor Wallach documents rather clearly in the book ''Rare Earths: Forbidden Cures'' Chromium levels of human blood since they were first tested in 1948 have dropped an awe striking amount rather steadily. No shock there as soil has become increasingly more deficient from a fertilization system which focuses on only what the plant needs to get the cheapest maximum yield, not what the human being eating the plant needs to flourish. In addition to this method, we're further compromised by the over-farming of that poorly fertilized soil. Keep in mind that a person's blood levels of minerals are naturally kept in VERY narrow ranges typically and when a deficiency shows up in the blood, it usually means it is rather extensive in the total body. Keeping all of that in mind, the documentation is that blood levels of Chromium [Cr] measured in ng/ml registered at an astonishing 28-1,000 ng/ml range when first tested back in 1948. Fast forwarding to 1971 it was down to 13 ng/ml! Diabetes cases have been on the rise right along with plummeting blood Cr levels. After several tests documenting the continual decline even after 1971 we arrive at the 1985 amount that had gone from 13 ng/ml in 1971 down to .13 ng/ml! Although I won't fully address it yet, not only is this result likely to have much to do with soil depletion but also much to do with dietary habits which affect minerals a great deal-which will be explained later.

Dr. Richard Anderson, researcher for the USDA was quoted as saying '' 90% of Americans are deficient in Chromium''

Now, I'm not saying that Chromium and Niacin are the end all of blood sugar control. That would be wrong, ignorant and illegal. However, based both off of this evidence and much more to be mentioned, it seems that Chromium is something you have to look into as a piece of the puzzle. Due to a wealth of evidence in regard to blood sugar improvement from people who have supplemented with Cr and the simple biological facts at hand, I would think that this is certainly not one of those thinly drawn parallels which I've become very accustomed to in health and nutritional research and mocked at the beginning of this post. Claims that read like the Bumpy Bird example don't compare to the kind of scientific documentation and explanation like we have with Cr. This is a main nutrient that all diabetics should be aware of so that they may make an informed decision about nutritional help.

Our Ultimate Classic has 30 mg of niacin per ounce which is 150% of your RDA and 200 mcg of chromium/ 167% RDA also per ounce

We have additional help with our Sweeteze product which contains a blend of healthy blood sugar supportive herbs as listed: Gymnema leaf, Bitter melon and Jambul seed.Also, it carries that extra dose of Chromium you may want to try and another trace mineral called Vanadium which has it's own function in supporting blood sugar maintenance but in keeping these posts short and sweet, I'll leave its explanation for another post.

One last note: What I find interesting is that diabetics typically suffer from an inability to control their levels of cholesterol and triglycerides and both Chromium and Vanadium deficiency symptoms have been listed as elevated levels of cholesterol and triglycerides as well as the inability to stabilize blood sugar levels. This doesn't seem like a big coincidence to me or one of those thinly drawn parallels. How about you?

According to a statistic released by the Taiwanese Health Authority, diabetes is listed as one of the top ten national major causes of death since 1979. Its mortality rate increased from 6.5 person per 100 thousands population in year 1978 to 42.6 person per 100 thousands population in year 2000 and still showing a tendency of annual increase. According to forecast of a medical survey, from year 1994 to 2010, the number of diabetic patients will double. The main resources are change in lifestyles, including increased mental stress, decreased exercises, and changes in eating habits. All these result in the sharp rise of diabetic population. This also explains why the probability of getting diabetes increase since the change of human life from agricultural to metropolitan.

Clinical research confirmed that GTF can combine with insulin to improve the various symptoms of diabetes. It is an essential factor to maintain the normal glucose metabolism in the body. The onset of diabetes is directly related to the deficiency of trivalent chromium. Scientist carrying out research in this area for more than ten years has discovered that GTF deficiency in the body might lead to diabetes. Supplementing GTF and various nutrients beneficial to diabetes can improve insulin functionality, promote blood sugar metabolism in the patients and thus considered as complementary treatment of diabetes.


Thursday, June 12, 2008


Diabetes is recognized as a major global health problem. Diabetes affects 5%-10% of the population in developed countries, while in developing countries the disease has been recently declared an "epidemic". Diabetics suffer from lack of insulin or a deficiency in the body's ability to respond to insulin. Diabetes is a chronic illness with no cure and can lead to kidney failure, heart problems, strokes or blindness, as well as other complications. Approximately 50% of diabetics are treated with insulin, which has to be injected, while the rest are treated with oral medications which tend to be more difficult to regulate and often have side effects.

According to Dr. Mirsky, there are a number of problems with insulin treatment; the main one being that insulin is not always an effective treatment, due to gradual development of resistance to the hormone. An additional problem is that insulin doses are not necessarily synchronized with the patient's physical activities or eating intervals. A large dose of insulin injected before a diabetic patient eats, for example, can cause a sudden drop in blood sugar (hypoglycemia) that can result in a diabetic coma and ultimately death. In addition, the fact that insulin must be injected is in and of itself difficult for many patients.

Research in the Department of Biology at the Faculty of Science and Science Education of the University of Haifa has discovered a substance that may become an oral treatment for diabetes and its complications. The substance is called Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF). "The research is now at the stage where the substance has been successfully tested on diabetic rats and was found to reduce sugar and lipids in the blood of the treated animals. The next stage of the research is to evaluate GTF efficacy in humans," said Dr. Nitsa Mirsky, who is conducting the research.

Maxluck Biotechnology Corp. have studied colostrums GTF for many years, we finally had a remarkable breakthrough and successfully manufactured colostrums GTF (brand name GT&F®). The GT&F® technology is a patented technology (USP 6,379,693) approved by USPTO. This biotechnological technique can mass produce GT&F®, instead of extracting colostrums GTF. GT&F® is made by blending GT&F® with New Zealand best grade milk powder to mimic the bioactivity of colostrums GTF.

Since GT&F® is non-toxic, does not produce side effects, contains no drugs, hormones, or toxins, it is safe to take. GT&F® is able to effectively promote functioning of insulin, and long-term use provides body with sufficient GTF to maintain homeostasis of blood sugar and also will prevent the occurrence of type 2 diabetes and its complications.

GT&F Clinical Test Results: Published in The 25 th Annual Meeting of The Endocrinology Society and The Diabetes Association of The R.O.C. 2004

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Chromium supplement offers diabetes hope

An estimated 19 million people are affected by diabetes in the EU, equal to four per cent of the total population. This figure is projected to increase to 26 million by 2030.

In the US, there are over 20 million people with diabetes, equal to seven per cent of the population. The total costs are thought to be as much as $132 billion, with $92 billion being direct costs from medication, according to 2002 American Diabetes Association figures.

Researchers have reported how chromium (one of the component in GTF) improves muscle sensitivity to insulin in obese, insulin-resistant rats - findings that could have implications for diabetic humans.
Insulin resistance occurs when muscle and fat tissue, for example, react poorly to insulin, the hormone responsible for glucose metabolism. The condition is found in both pre-diabetics and those with fully developed diabetes.

Previous research has shown that chromium supplements could enhance insulin sensitivity by improving receptor signalling, but these had been limited to in vitro studies.

The new study, published in the Journal of Nutrition (Vol 136, pp. 415-420), is the first to use in vivo animal models to demonstrate the mechanism.

Also, The Clinical Test has been published in Journal Metabolism Clinical & Experimental Vol. 55 (2006) Pg. 923-927

Title: The influence of chromium chloride–containing milk to glycemic control of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.