AIM strives to source naturally-occurring and organically-bound
nutrients for our natural health products. We have recently
replaced our chromium source for AIM GlucoChrom™ with an organically-bound chromium yeast—the best natural alternative to our old chromium barley, which can no longer be obtained.
AIM avoided the use of other less appealing alternatives to chromium yeast, including man-made synthetic compounds such as chromium nicotinate or chromium picolinate. Many of our competitors’ supplements contain chromium picolinate. There is research
indicating that this form of chromium may cause genetic mutations.
As for choosing chromium yeast, a vital factor is the bioavailability of the mineral, which ensures that the body can use the chromium
and reap its benefits. Several studies have shown that organically bound yeast minerals are more bioavailable than inorganic sources of minerals.
As a matter of fact, yeast fermentation is one of the safest and most natural ways to produce and concentrate nutrients in foods. For example, the following AIM products contain nutrients produced from yeast:
Peak Endurance = ATP (yeast fermentation)
PrepZymes = digestive enzymes (from yeast)
CranVerry+ = beta glucanase (from yeast)
We chose the yeast, Saccaromyces cerevisiae, as one of today’s most researched organisms and has been instrumental to baking since ancient times. After it has been grown and bound to chromium, it is killed so that it can longer product viable colonies. Based on our research, when it came to replacing our chromium source for GlucoChrom, organically bound yeast was the natural choice.
Along with chromium, GlucoChrom combines vanadium, Gymnema sylvestre leaf, and bitter melon fruit for a synergistic combination that maintains healthy blood sugar levels by increasing the effective
action of insulin.
If insulin is not maintaining healthy blood sugar levels, the result can be chronic inflammation that can lead to disease. And if you are trying to lose weight, unregulated levels of insulin make it difficult to burn off stored fat.
For those concerned about high blood sugar or losing weight, GlucoChrom can make a positive difference.