Reversing Sugar Absorption Issues with GTF Chromium

Sept. 21, 2017; by Briana McDonald, Staff Writer-Silver Bulletin e-News Magazine ( It’s been almost 50 years since the mineral chromium was recognized for its role in blood sugar metabolism and deemed an essential nutrient by Dr. Klaus Shwarz at the federal offices of the National Institutes of Health. The specific molecule named Glucose Tolerance Factor, or GTF which corrected abnormal sugar metabolism was found to be mostly comprised of the mineral chromium. Dr. Walter Mertz was an assitant to Dr. Swharz and stated “Type II Diabetes is not a is the lack of a natural ingredient known as GTF Chromium.” The terms “insulin resistance” and “insulin sensitivity” should instead be replaced with “severe chromium deficiency” since chromium works together with insulin in providing sugar to the cells for energy. If the chromium levels decrease then naturally the sugar delivery to the cells from insulin decrease as well creating over time, Type II Diabetes. Here’s how you can begin reversing sugar absorption issues with GTF Chromium.

 What Causes Diabetes
Type II Diabetes has become a huge problem in America today. According to the National Diabetes Statistic Report for 2017 there is an estimated 30 million people living with diabetes and approximately 7.3 million that are undiagnosed. Of this astonishing amount, 90-95% of them are living with Type II. This form of diabetes also known as “adult diabetes” isn’t just affecting adults anymore, it’s affecting children as well, so what’s causing it and what steps do we take to treating it without becoming insulin dependent?
“Insulin is a transport mechanism. It is like a truck that transports glucose to the cell. At the cell destination there is an insulin receptor site that is comparable to a loading dock. This is where the glucose is unloaded and passed into the cell. Chromium rich GTF molecules are in essence dock workers that assist the sugar (glucose) from the insulin “truck” at the insulin receptor site “loading dock” into the cell. If there are less and less GTF chromium “dock workers” then the work of providing sugar to the cells for energy slows and becomes unproductive. A traffic jam of insulin “trucks” in the blood stream results in higher and higher levels of blood sugar as the problem of chromium deficiency increases with the passing of time….. ….Whole wheat and raw sugar from sugar cane are rich in chromium. The refining of whole wheat into bleached, white flour removes 91 per cent of that chromium. The refining of raw sugar into white sugar removes 98 per cent of that chromium. The refined flour and refined sugar are quickly reduced in the body into simple sugars that require chromium to be efficiently metabolized – chromium that is substantially no longer there. The most important component for your body to use the refined flour and refined sugar is very nearly entirely removed. This turns foods wholly good for you into those which are essentially unholy foods to you….. …Quite literally every time you consume a refined, white flour or refined, white sugar product your body loses chromium…. ….
Dr. Henry Alfred Schroeder, M.D., Ph.D., graduate of Columbia and Yale, and professor at Dartmouth medical school wrote more than 30 years ago that “the typical American diet, with about 60 per cent of its calories from refined sugar, refined flour, and fat … was apparently designed not only to provide as little chromium as feasible, but to cause depletion of body stores of chromium.”
Dr. Schroeder compared tissue levels of chromium in teenagers and those 40 years of age in Americans to those of three other cultures that did not follow after Westernized dietary choices in Mideast, Southeast Asian, and African communities. He discovered very little change in the non-American cultures but dramatic decreases in Americans. Almost 25 per cent of Americans had no detectable levels of chromium at all by the age of 40! That was more than 30 years ago and things have not gotten any better – if anything things are worse. ” 1.
In a nutshell, sugar cane is a high source of chromium. Refining sugar cane into white sugar removes almost 100 per cent of that vitally essential nutrient chromium. The refining of whole grains and whole sugar were marketed as a convenience which might be more honestly referred to as laziness.
 Reversing Sugar Absorption Issues With GTF Chromium
Now we know what causes Diabetes— refined flours and sugars that have been stripped of their natural sources of Chromium during the refinement process which makes our bodies lose our own chromium stores to break down these foods over time creating this “insulin resistance” we call diabetes. Naturally then, the answer to what our bodies need to restore itself is the nutrient GTF Chromium. Let’s talk a little bit about Whole Food GTF Chromium vs other forms of chromium and why this form is essential for reversing diabetes.
The glucose tolerance factor chromium is the biologically active form of chromium in the body. Other than in the body, GTF Chromium is only found in foods and while there have been many attempts to isolate the GTF Chromium and synthesize it none have succeeded. It has been theorized that GTF Chromium is a complex web of chromium, nicotinic acid, and possible the amino acids glycine, cysteine, and glutamic acid. This form of chromium works closely with insulin to facilitate the uptake of glucose into the cells.
So it is this right form of chromium, in the right amount which is 100 mcg 3 times daily that has been consistently shown to help diabetics.  This number has not been pulled out of thin air, in fact human studies done 40 years ago showed that 200 to 290 micro grams of dietary chromium intake maintained chromium equilibrium. In other words, this is how much you needed to take in each day so you don’t lose more than you use.  2.
Eliminating Refined Flours & Refined Sugars 
With all of this information we have to look at our food choices being directly responsible for our current circumstances (i.e. over 30 million diabetics in America today).3. Eating wholesome foods that have not been stripped of nutrients in the refinement process are essential to our overall well being. An array of colorful fruits, vegetables and whole grains is paramount to our health and making healthier choices in sweeteners such as honey or blackstrap molasses (the purest form of sugar) which is loaded with iron, magnesium, and potassium instead of empty calories that strip the body of vital nutrients and send us further down a road of poor health and disease. 4.
Reversing sugar absorption issues with GTF Chromium is inexpensive, especially compared to the rising cost of diabetes medications and insulin treatments.

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