Chromex Chromium & ALA Complex
Ethical Nutrients Chromex Chromium & ALA Complex. Supports Normal Health Blood Sugar Levels. Contains a combination of carefully selected herbs and nutrients to assist carbohydrate metabolism and maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Chromium and cinnamon are two key ingredients that may help to maintain healthy blood glucose levels. Both chromium and the antioxidant, alpha lipoic acid, are required for normal carbohydrate metabolism. Additionally, the herb gymnema has a long history of traditional use in Ayurvedic medicine to support blood glucose levels. At just 1 tablet twice daily, this formula is easy to take and ideal for people suffering from symptoms of blood sugar irregularities, or those on a weight loss program wanting to reduce diet blowouts caused by sugar cravings. Naturally derived vegetable capsule (VegeCaps). VegeCaps may be preferred by people wishing to avoid gelatin for health or religious reasons. 60 VegeCaps
Same great product. New Name. Was called Chromium Sugar Balance
RRP $33.50, healthy.co.nz price $28.50.
In normal, healthy people Chromex Chromium & ALA Complex may: Help maintain blood sugar levels. Support normal healthy blood sugar. Assist normal carbohydrate metabolism.
Adults: Take 1 capsule twice daily with food or as directed by a healthcare professional
Heres what Ethical Nutrients have to say about Sugar Cravings
Poor energy levels, sugar cravings, a “foggy” head, headaches and mood swings… Do any of these symptoms sound familiar? If so, perhaps you need to consider what is going on with your blood glucose (sugar) levels. The term “blood sugar levels” refers to the amount of sugar floating around in your blood at any given time. These levels tend to fluctuate throughout the day based on the type of food you consume and how often you eat. If these levels become too high or too low, they can produce a myriad of undesirable symptoms; if this goes on unchecked for a long period of time, abnormal blood sugar levels can lead to more serious complications, such as weight gain and an increased risk of chronic health conditions.
Unfortunately, due to our modern dietary and lifestyle habits, properly managing blood sugar levels is becoming a greater challenge than ever before, however the pay-off is worth it. Maintaining blood sugar levels within a normal range can lead to many other general health benefits such as increased energy, better concentration, easier weight loss, stronger immunity and improved mood – who wouldn’t want that? To adequately support healthy blood sugar levels, it helps to first understand exactly how the body controls them.
The Body’s Control over Blood Sugar Levels
The bloodstream acts as a vehicle to carry oxygen and nutrients, including glucose, to cells and organs around the body. Glucose is the primary fuel used by the body to create energy, and as such, there will be some glucose travelling around the body at all times. After we eat, glucose from the breakdown of food, specifically carbohydrates, is absorbed into the bloodstream through the wall of the intestine. This leads to a subsequent rise in the levels of glucose in the blood following meals. To counteract this increase, the pancreas produces the hormone insulin. Insulin acts like a key, opening the way for glucose from the blood to enter cells where it can be used for energy production or stored for later use.
The amounts by which our blood sugar levels fluctuate depend on what, and when we eat. For instance, if we eat a meal high in sugar (such as white pasta, white bread, and many cereals to name a few examples), this causes a rapid increase in the amount of sugar present in the blood. This prompts the body to produce more insulin in a bid to overcome hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar levels). When refined carbohydrates and sugary foods are consumed on a regular basis, year after year, a dangerous cascade occurs. Insulin levels remain chronically high, and cells become less responsive to the effects of insulin. As a consequence, the body has difficulty adequately managing blood glucose levels.
Diet— the Cornerstone of Health
The key to achieving well-balanced blood glucose levels is healthy dietary and lifestyle habits. With the current Western-style diet, that is rich in refined and processed foods and sugar, it is no surprise that blood sugar-related illnesses are on the rise. Eating healthy foods and exercising regularly is the most effective way to sustain healthy blood glucose levels for long term health.
Each VegeCap contains: Extracts equivalent to: Gymnema sylvestre, leaf dry (Gymnema) 2.0 g, Cinnamomum cassia, stem bark dry (Cinnamon) 1.5 g, R,S-alpha Lipoic acid 75 mg, Chromic chloride 641 mcg equivalent elemental Chromium 125 mcg. No added artificial flavouring, colouring or preservatives. Free from gluten, wheat, dairy, lactose, corn, cereals, eggs, nuts, starches, yeast and salt. Naturally derived vegetable capsule (VegeCaps). VegeCaps may be preferred by people wishing to avoid gelatin for health or religious reasons
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