Glucose metabolism, the process by which the body converts glucose from carbohydrates into energy, plays a crucial role in maintaining overall cellular health
IMPAIRED GLUCOSE METABOLISM CONTRIBUTES TO AN INCREASE IN INSULIN RESISTANCE AND AN EXCESS OF GLUCOSE STORED IN THE BLOOD, WHICH CAN CAUSE A NUMBER OF HEALTH PROBLEMS.
Nutrition 21’s Chromax® chromium picolinate has clinically substantiated benefits for glucose metabolism. Chromax® chromium is an excellent source of the essential trace mineral chromium, required by the human body for normal carbohydrate and lipid metabolism. In turn, supplemental chromium is an important nutrient for people concerned about glucose metabolism, weight management and mood.
Since 1965, more than 369 studies have looked at the effects of chromium on insulin resistance. This expanding body of research indicates that chromium optimizes the action of insulin to stimulate glucose transport into cells. For example, in a study of 162 people, supplementation with chromium resulted in significant improvement in markers of glucose metabolism.
In two other six-week, double-blind studies it was found that chromium supplementation resulted in significant improvement in markers of glucose metabolism among participants. A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled eight-month trial of 29 subjects found that supplementing with Chromax®chromium significantly improved insulin sensitivity compared to controls. Chromax® chromium supplements have also been reported to support glucose tolerance and improve markers of insulin function.