In 1957, researchers Walter Mertz and Kenneth Schwartz, isolated a compound extracted from pork kidney, which they called the Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF). This substance was later identified as Chromium, which is the active component of the GTF. Chromium supplementation is very useful in a number of health conditions where the control of sugar metabolism is important. In order to fully appreciate how chromium works, a knowledge of how the body controls blood sugar levels is essential. Generally speaking, chromium increases the cells sensitivity to insulin which is essential for glucose to pass into the cells to be metabolized. Without Chromium, the action of insulin is blocked, sugar does not pass across the cell membrane, and glucose levels in the blood are elevated.
Vista Natural Wellness Chromium is from ChromateŽ a brand of Niacin-bound Chromium. Research studies have shown that this formulation of Chromium provides a more bio-available and biologically active form than other chromium supplements. It has been shown to be 18 times more active than other forms of niacin-bound chromium.