Biotics Research Cr-Zyme - 100 tabs
Biotics Research's Cr-Zyme supplies chromium as a true food form in a non-yeast, vegetable culture. Chromium is an essential trace element, important in carbohydrate metabolism. Should be considered wherever the need for supplemental chromium is determined by healthcare professional.
Cr-ZymeTM is a source of non-yeast chromium from our proprietary vegetable culture. As a required trace mineral, it is known that chromium plays a significant role in the function of the hormone insulin. Although chromium is widely distributed in the food supply, most foods only supply very small amounts (under ~2 mcg per serving). Furthering the challenge to maintain adequate chromium stores is the fact that several factors, including diets high in simple carbohydrates, infection, acute exercise, pregnancy, lactation, trauma, and generalized stressful states may all result in increased chromium excretion. Older people also tend to be more susceptible to depletion than younger adults. Additionally, certain medications such as antacids, corticosteroids, H2 blockers, and proton-pump inhibitors alter stomach acidity and may further impair chromium absorption or enhance excretion. Chromium deficiency has been associated with impaired glucose metabolism, weight gain, fluid retention, increased blood pressure, carbohydrate cravings, elevated cholesterol, anxiety, and fatigue.
The proprietary vegetable culture in Cr-ZymeTM allows for the superior uptake and bioavailability of chromium. Each tablet of Cr-ZymeTM supplies 200 mcg of chromium in a true whole food form from a non-yeast source. It is often advised to take chromium with meals as both vitamin C and vitamin B3 are known to enhance absorption. Similarly, chromium should be taken away from supplements containing calcium carbonate as it may impair uptake.