Description of Vanadium with Chromium 180 tabs from Source Naturals
Vanadium with Chromium
Helps Maintain Healthy Blood Sugar Levels
Vanadium is a biologically important metal that is essential for normal cell
function and development. Vanadium has been shown to help maintain blood sugar
levels that are in the normal range by its insulin-like effects in the liver,
skeletal muscle and adipose tissue (fatty tissue that surrounds our organs).
Chromium is a trace element that plays a significant role in helping to regulate
the amount of glucose in the blood and maintain blood sugar and cholesterol
levels in the normal range. Source Naturals Vanadium with Chromium helps maintain
healthy blood sugar levels when used as part of your diet.
Vanadium: Balances Insulin Activity
Vanadium, named after Vanadis the Norse goddess of beauty, belongs to a group
of biologically important metals known as transition elements. These metals
have a natural tendency to form complexes with organic compounds called coordination
compounds that serve important biological functions. Insulin is secreted by
the pancreas in response to high blood glucose levels after meals. Without insulin,
glucose cannot enter cells to provide fuel for cellular energy. The sugar that
remains in the blood can create problems by binding with protein molecules,
resulting in damaged, non-functioning structures, in a process called glycation.
Some evidence suggests that vanadium supports these vital metabolic processes
because of its ability to mimic the actions of insulin.
More Absorbable Form of Vanadium
Absorption of dietary vanadium and supplemental vanadium is poor. It is estimated
that less than 5% of dietary vanadium is absorbed. Organic forms of vanadium,
such as bis-glycinato oxovanadium or BGOV, are recognized as being more absorbable.
BGOV is an organically bound, bioavailable form of vanadium complexed with the
amino acid glycine. Glycine, an amino acid found in the protein of all life
forms, generates superior vanadium absorption.
Chromium: Supports Glucose Metabolism
Chromium is a trace element the body needs in very small amounts, but it plays
a significant role in human nutrition. Its most important function is to help
regulate the amount of glucose in the blood. Insulin plays a role in this process,
by regulating the movement of glucose out of the blood and into the cells. Chromium
is a key constituent of the compound known as glucose tolerance factor (GTF).
This mineral enhances the effectiveness of insulin, encouraging glucose to enter
cells, where it can be burned for fuel.
Chromium participates in glucose metabolism by enhancing the effects of insulin.
Insulin binds to insulin receptors on the surface of cells, activating those
receptors and stimulating glucose uptake by cells. Through its interaction with
insulin receptors, insulin provides cells with glucose for energy and prevents
blood glucose levels from becoming elevated.
Glucose buildup in the bloodstream is associated with adverse changes in lipid
profiles and increased challenges for cardiovascular health. Some studies examining
the effects of chromium supplementation on lipid profiles have observed reduction
in serum total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglyceride levels. Source
Naturals Vanadium with Chromium includes ChromeMate, a patented compound of
chromium and niacin with proven GTF activity.
Serving Size: 1 tablet
Chromium GTF (as polynicotinate [ChromeMate]) 200 mcg 170
Vanadium (as bis-glycinato-oxo-vanadium) 1 mg
Other Ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose and stearic acid.
Warning: If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, diabetic or have any glucose metabolism
disorder, consult your health care professional before using Vanadium Chromium
Suggested Use: 1 Vanadium with Chromium tablet daily with food. Do not
exceed suggested use except as directed by your physician.
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