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F.A.Q.

Yes, kindly refer to the nutrient information panel on the package. There are differences in the level of calories, macronutrients and micronutrients. However, the trivalent chromium content, per serving, is the same.

You can either purchase the product(s) either by contacting us directly.   It is also available in our panel doctors’ clinics. As of January 2016, GTF supplement is available in Caring pharmacy.

Research study by Dr. Stephan Davies has shown that chromium level in the body decreases with age. Therefore, it is essential for everyone to replenish GTF chromium in our body. This is to maintain homeostasis of blood sugar and cholesterol. GTF supplementation prevents the occurrence of type II diabetes and its complications, metabolic diseases, cardiovascular diseases and etc.

Pregnant women can consume it but because this product is not nutritionally complete, they should still consume other nourishing milk products to meet their daily dietary needs. Post natal women should this product. This is because of their great losses in GTF during pregnancy, which can lead to gestational diabetes. GT&F® Milk supplement also contributes in wound healing for post natal women

Generally, all healthy children aged below 18 years old have sufficient GTF stores in the body.  However, if a particular child frequently fall sick, it is advisable to offer the child half a sachet of  GT&F® Milk supplement daily to strengthen their health. Every child is different. Therefore, before consuming the product, kindly discuss with us first. We will assist you in seeking medical advice.

It varies between individuals depending on their health status. GT&F® Milk Powder is not a type of medication. It is a GTF chromium supplement that helps to build up body GTF level. Once the GTF level increases, our body will gradually regulate itself to become healthier. Research shown that a significant reduction on plasma glucose level is observed after 16 weeks after taking the GTF milk powder. For a diabetic patient to show a significant decrease in blood glucose, he/she requires regular consumption of GT&F® Milk Powder for about 1 to 3 months. For most individuals, once they start consuming GT&F® Milk supplement, they will experience  general health improvements. For example, increase in body stamina, increased appetite, lesser urinary issues at night etc.

Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for chromium is yet to be established. Usually, the Estimated Safe & Adequate Daily Dietary Intake (ESADDI), a standard similar to RDA is referred. The ESADDI for chromium1 is:
Age (years old)ESADDI (μg)
0 to 0.510 to 40
0.5 to 120 to 60
1 to 320 to 80
4 to 630 to 120
6 and above50 to 200

Our modern diets have an excess of refined carbohydrates that have stripped of more than 90% of chromium content. The average chromium content per 1000 kcal of food is about 13.4μg. Assuming a mean chromium content of 15μg per 1000 kcal, then more than 3000 kcal will have to be consumed daily to meet the minimum adequate intake of chromium which is 50μg. This is an excessive caloric intake*. The chromium intake by people nowadays is generally far below the borderline. In America for instance, the average daily intake of chromium is only 25-33μg2.

There are 2 forms of chromium, hexavalent chromium and trivalent chromium. Hexavalent chromium (Cr 6+ ) that often found in paints, welding fume are toxic. Biologically essential Trivalent Chromium is considered as one of the least toxic nutrients. It cannot be oxidized in the living organism to the carcinogenic hexavalent state.

So far there is no accurate method for reliable detection of chromium deficiency. Chromium concentrations in hair, urine, blood and tissues can be used to assess recent chromium exposure but are not long term measures of chromium status. The only reliable indicator of chromium status is to monitor blood levels of glucose, insulin, lipid and/or related variables before and after chromium supplementation5.

Research by Dr. Stephan Davies has shown that chromium level in the body decreases with age. Therefore, it is essential for everyone to replenish GTF chromium in our body to maintain homeostasis of blood sugar and cholesterol. GTF supplementation prevents the occurrence of type II diabetes and its complications, metabolic diseases, cardiovascular diseases and etc.

Diabetes patients have lower chromium store in the body compared to non-diabetics6 and on the other hand, they use up more chromium. Hence, they have a greater need for GT&F® supplementation.

GT&F® Milk Powder is not a type of medication. It is a GTF chromium supplement that helps to build up body GTF level. Once the GTF level increases, our body will gradually regulate itself to become healthier. For a diabetic patient to show a significant decrease in blood glucose, it requires regular consumption of GT&F® Milk Powder for about 1 to 3 months. This may varies between individuals and is dependent on severity of their conditions and whether there are other illnesses present concurrently. They will, however, begin with general health improvements, such as increase in body stamina, increased appetite, decreased urinary frequency at night, decreased thirst and etc.

Lactose intolerance is mainly due to low secretion of lactase resulting in incomplete breakdown of lactose and end up with stomach discomfort. GT&F® Nutricap can provide same amount of GTF chromium to our body and has same positive health effect but have much less milk content. Patients with lactose intolerance may want to try this product at small quantity and gradually increase intake to allow the body to have gradual increase in the secretion of lactase.

GT&F® is a natural food made from New Zealand best grade milk powder with whey protein concentrated. Since it does not contain any drugs, toxic elements, hormones or steroids, it does not interact with most medication. GT&F®, however, will alter the blood sugar level. Hence, diabetics who are taking oral hypoglycemic medications or injecting insulin, have to closely monitor their blood sugar levels. They should consult their doctors immediately if there experience symptoms of hypoglycemia as there may be a need for dose alteration.

Generally, all healthy children aged below 18 years old are supposedly having enough store of GTF in the body and do not necessary for their body to replenish with GTF supplement. However, if a particular child is frequently suffering from illness, it is advisable to try half a sachet of GT&F® daily to strengthen their health. It is best to inform us about the condition of the children so that we could refer the child to our doctors before resorting to the product.

  References:

1 The National Academy of Sciences, 1989, Recommended Dietary Allowance 10th ed
Anderson RA, in Mertz W, ed. Trace Minerals in Human and Animal Nutrition, 5th ed, Vol 1. New York, Academic Press,1987: 185-22
3 Mertz W, Chromium Research from A Distance: From 1959 to 1980. Journal of the American College of Nutrition 1998; 17: 544-547
4 Anderson RA, Chromium and Diabetes, Nutrition 1999; 15: 720-722
5 Anderson RA, Physiology, Dietary Sources and Requirements, 1998, Academic Press, p.388-394
6 Davies S. et. al., Age-Related Decreases in Chromium Levels in 51,665 Hair, Sweat, and Serum Samples From 40,872 patients – Implications for the prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Type II Diabetes Mellitus. Metabolism 1997; 46: 469-473
* UK Department of Health: Estimated Average Requirements (EAR) for energy intake is 1940 calories per day for women and 2550 calories for men.

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