Food Grade Yeasts
(of Saccharomyces cerevisiae) are widely used in Beer and Wine Brewing,
Baking of foods such as bread and cookies and in Feeding of humans and
animals. It is very important to emphasize that yeast are able to
naturally metabolize inorganic minerals into organic forms, similar to
what plants do. Plants do the conversion for us taking the minerals from
the soil. Mineral enriched yeasts do this by taking the minerals from
enriched molasses providing one of the best natural food forms of minerals
human can consume.
Furthermore, yeast have an excellent storage mechanism for B-vitamins
, as do other organisms, for factors needed for growth and life. Yeast is
a naturally rich source of proteins, minerals and B-complex vitamins. Not
only does mineral enriched yeast offer a natural form of mineral, it also
provides other nutrients when consumed.
yeast helps to normalize blood sugar, potentiating the action of
insulin (Glucose Tolerance Factor) and plays an important role in the
metabolism of fats and carbohydrates.
Chromium is an
essential nutrient required for normal carbohydrate and fat
metabolism. Insufficient dietary intake of chromium leads to signs and
symptoms that are similar to those observed in diabetes and cardiovascular
Dietary intake of
chromium in the U.S and most industrialized countries is
suboptimal due to the extensive processing of our foods. The estimated and
safe daily intake for chromium is 50 to 200 micrograms. Most diets,
however, contain less than 60% of the minimum suggested intake.
Supplemental chromium given to people with impaired glucose tolerance or
diabetes leads to improved blood glucose, insulin, and lipid variables.
exercise, high sugar diets and physical trauma result in high
chromium losses and increase the need for chromium supplements. Chromium
has been also shown to improve lean body mass in humans and certain
increased rate of growth was observed in a group of malnourished
children given a chromium supplement.
chromium is dependent upon the form and the amount of
supplemental chromium. OC-1000 is an excellent source of biologically
signs of chromium toxicity have been reported in the many
chromium supplementation studies over the past three decades.
Yeast is grown from special strains of yeast on natural
ingredients enriched with chromium. Primary grown high chromium yeast is
reported to have significantly greater level of biologically active
chromium than inorganic chromium.
Yeast is a biologically active form of chromium and is better
absorbed than inorganic chromium. High chromium yeast is the preferred
form of chromium for nutrition supplements.
recognized as a trace element essential for human nutrition and
it must be obtained from the diet. Chromium, as the central part of
Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF), enhances the effect of insulin in the
body. This factor improves glucose tolerance and insulin efficacy.
Chromium Yeast contains high levels of organic chromium that is available
Tolerance Factor (GTF) has been shown to be related to normal
deficiency in humans leads to symptoms associated with diabetes
such as glucose intolerance, unexpected weight losses and impaired nerve
deficiency occurs in older individuals, diabetics and those
consuming large amounts of carbohydrates and sugars. Chromium supplements
are suggested for those individuals.
requiring diabetics have been shown to have an abnormal rate of
chromium absorption. During the first 24 hours after a single oral dose of
chromium, the individuals absorbed two or more times more chromium than
potentiates or enhances the action of insulin, it does not replace
insulin. With an optimum level of chromium in the body, less
insulin is required to keep glucose levels under control.
with diabetics showed that inorganic chromium was ineffective in improving
glucose tolerance while a six month supplement of high chromium yeast
normalized the glucose tolerance as measured by the glucose tolerance
Biologically active chromium supplements, such as high chromium yeast,
will decrease blood sugar of people with elevated glucose values
(hyperglycemic) and increase that of those with low blood sugar
ESSENTIAL TRACE ELEMENT IN LIPID METABOLISM
Improvements in overall lipid metabolism, like those for glucose and
insulin variables, are dependent upon the amount of supplemental
chromium. Suboptimal chromium intake is associated with signs and symptoms
of chromium deficiency that are similar to those for cardiovascular
low density lipoprotein ([DL)- and high density lipoprotein (HDL)
-cholesterol, total cholesterol I
HDL ratio, and triglycerides have all been shown
to improve in humans as well as animals following chromium
supplementation of elderly subjects causes significant decreases
in total cholesterol with larger decreases in subjects with the highest
levels prior to supplementation.
supplementation in test group of men led to significant decreases
in serum triglycerides and increases in HDL-cholesterol compared to
supplementation of patients being treated for diabetes led to
significant improvements in diabetic symptoms and also increases in HDL-cholesterol.
may also help control hypertension. One study has shown
prevention of sugar-induced hypertension in spontaneously hypertensive
supplementation of chromium substantially increases HDL
cholesterol, which is considered one of the best indicators of risk of
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