Chromium is an essential part of the GTF (Glucose Tolerance Factor) molecule. GTF is a cofactor for insulin in the regulation of blood sugar, which is necessary for proper metabolism. Chromium GTF may be used as part of your diet to help maintain a healthy blood sugar level and stabilized appetite.
NutraBio Chelated Chromium uses a unique and patented form of chromium, which consists of the mineral chromium bound to the natural and more bioavailable L form of the amino acid glycine. Chelating the mineral to glycine gives it maximum assimilation and absorption allowing the mineral to be better transported and utilized throughout the body.
Chelated minerals are minerals that have been chemically bound to another molecule (typically an amino acid) to form a more complex molecule. Chelation naturally occurs during digestion, after stomach acid and enzymes break down protein into amino acids. Amino acids bind to minerals, assisting their transport through the intestinal walls. Unfortunately, the body is not efficient at producing chelated minerals. So, Albion developed an exclusive technology that mimics the body's natural chelation process, producing readily absorbable organic chelated minerals in supplement form. Glycine, an easily identified and efficiently absorbed amino acid, is the chelator (binding agent) most commonly used in Albion formulations.