- Chromium is essential to maintain stable blood sugar levels by helping insulin do its work, and so can be helpful for people with diabetes and hypoglycaemia (see caution below, however)
- Chromium has also been used successfully to control blood cholesterol, and it promotes the loss of fat and increases lean muscle tissue
- Chromium is involved in the metabolism of glucose and the synthesis of cholesterol, fats and protein
- Studies have shown it may increase longevity and help prevent osteoporosis
- Chromium deficiency, which is extremely common, can lead to fatigue, glucose intolerance, Syndrome X (hyperinsulinism), poor protein metabolism and increased risk to coronary artery disease.
Maltodextrin, Dicalcium Phosphate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Sodium Croscarmellose, Stearic Acid, Silica, Chromium Polynicotinate GTF, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable origin).
Excessive intake can lead to dermatitis, gastro-intestinal ulcers, and kidney and liver impairment.
Caution: Chromium can reduce the need for insulin, and people with diabetes should therefore use it only under the supervision of a qualified medical doctor.
A lack of Chromium can impair insulin function effecting energy production. Worse still, it can lead to type II diabetes, also known as “adult onset” diabetes.
Recommeded daily intake One tablet once a day with food.
Insulin is a vital hormone produced by the pancreas which is responsible for the absorption of glucose (sugar) into the liver and into muscle cells where it is converted into energy.
From a small mail order business in David and Sheila Gaiman’s Sussex home, G&G today has grown to be the largest manufacturer of encapsulated products in the UK’s health industry. Along the way the company has passed milestones and achieved several firsts in the ever-growing field of nutrition and health.
Sheila Gaiman qualified as a pharmacist in the 1960s but soon decided that natural solutions to health problems were preferable to most drugs. Combining her talents with her husband’s knowledge of nutrition they started to supply Vitamin E, a scarce commodity back in 1965. By the late 1970s the company had taken over a shop in East Grinstead’s High Street, where it combined retail sales with a burgeoning mail order business. The company’s insistence on the highest quality standards gradually evolved to the purchase of a 10,000 square foot manufacturing facility on the outskirts of the town. From here G&G commenced their own manufacturing and developed the Trufil™ capsule, a process which meant absolutely no fillers or excipients were added to any formula. Steady growth necessitated a further move and in 1997 a 31,000 square foot facility was purchased at Vitality House, Imberhorne Way.
Amongst further advancements in the company’s manufacturing procedures, there was the establishment of a pharmaceutical-standard ‘Clean Room’. G&G now offer totally vegetarian capsules across most products provided; they were also the first company in the UK to be licensed by the Soil Association to produce organic encapsulated herbs. The company’s launch, in 2004, of EssentialFood™ heralded the most complete certified organic functional food product anywhere in the world. Third party manufacturing work has continued to blossom: the company produces around 3 million capsules a week and recently celebrated the manufacture of its 3-billionth capsule!
G & G Food Supplies Ltd
G&G Food Supplies Ltd