We squeeze it. We shake it. We pound it. We cut it off the meat we eat, and still we can't get rid of it. It goes by the ugly name of fat, and everybody who's anybody, from Surgeon General C. Everett Koop to the fashion trendsetters of Seventh Avenue, is telling us to get rid of it-Fast. Next to aging, fighting fat is one of our most consuming preoccupations. And while we can do little about aging, there is something we can do about fat. We can mobilize it and metabolize it with Chromium GTF.
To scientists, the substance is an enigma. Although chromium is a basic metal, Chromium GTF is a complex, organically bound substance that has eluded technical description, even by the most advanced analytical techniques. Yet it exerts extraordinary control over one of the body's most powerful anabolic hormones, insulin. Sometime in the late '50's researcher Walter Mertz discovered that Chromium deficiencies severly impair glucose metabolism, glucose being the primary source of fuel for muscle contraction. This eventually led him to a new understanding of how Chromium affects the action of insulin, an extremely potent hormone vital to muscle development and energy production. This chromium-insulin connection is full of implications for facilitating fat loss. A key finding in Mertz's research was his discovery that Chromium is somehow bound to the nutrient niacin, forming a unique organic complex that became known as Glucose Tolerance Factor, or GTF. He subsequently established a definitive set of criteria to describe GTF activity. His criteria for GTF behavior are still valid today.
Since that time, Chromium GTF has been acknowledged for it's remarkable influence on the anabolic (tissue-building) action of insulin.
THE WEIGHT-LOSS CONNECTION:
Overweight people who try to diet often find that they regain weight faster than they
lose it. Dieting can cause the body to lose muscle along with fat; that reduces the body's most effecient calorie-burning tissue and lowers the body's basal metabolism, which governs the amount of calories needed to maintain basic functions, such as breathing. As a result, the weight goes back on at a quicker rate than before. To counter that problem, Chromium GTF supplements can be added to the diet to enhance the anabolic effects of insulin on muscle tissue, and to prevent muscle tissue from breaking down, thus maintaining the lean body mass in good calorie-buring condition while the fat comes off.
THYROIDS TO THE RESCUE:
Scientists who have closely studied the effects of thyroid function in obese people found that the gland appears to stimulate two actions. One is to mobilize reserves of fat for use as energy. The other is to keep the body from building and storing unnecessary amounts of the stuff. Suppressed thyroid status can contribute to chronic obesity. For such individuals, insulin assisted by GTF can substantially help strengthen the fat-fighting features of the thyroid glands.
Each vegetarian capsule contains:
Chromium (Chromium-enriched Yeast)……………………………….500 mcg
Non-medicinal ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, hypromellose.
Adults: Take 1 capsule daily or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.