Thursday, March 13, 2014

GT&F® and Diabetes

Diabetes Mellitus is caused by high blood glucose. High blood glucose condition will lead to a fragile blood vessel, thus developing complication of blood circulatory and nervous system. Type 2 diabetes has been thought to be caused by insufficient insulin secretion or ineffective utilization of insulin in human body. However, recent medical research discovered that the lacking of GTF is the main cause of type 2 diabetes.

Insulin resistance is characterized mainly by the weak responsiveness of tissues to insulin. It is a known risk factor leading to the development of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disorders. (Chen et al., 2009)

When blood glucose level increases, insulin level will also increase. In the presence of suitable amount of chromium in usable form, chromium will potentiating the action of insulin. Therefore, less insulin is required and circulating insulin declines with a corresponding stabilization of glucose concentration level. (Anderson et al., 1991)

 Chromium, as the central part of Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF), enhances the effect of insulin in the body. This factor improves glucose tolerance and insulin efficacy. Nutritecks Organic GTF contains high levels of organic chromium that is available for GTF. Chromium deficiency in humans leads to symptoms associated with diabetes such as glucose intolerance, unexpected weight losses and impaired nerve conduction.

 Chromium is an essential trace mineral required for normal sugar and fat metabolism. Organic chromium potentiates the action of insulin and is the active component of a substance called GTF (glucose tolerance factor), along with vitamin B3 and amino acids. Chromium occurs primarily in the trivalent and hexavalent forms; the form in higher organisms is trivalent.

This mineral occurs throughout the body with highest concentrations in the liver, kidney, spleen and bone. chromium group can significantly enhance insulin and protentiating the action of insulin thus leading to uptake of glucose into cell by opening the gate of membrane cell. With this, glucose is converted into energy for conducting body functions.