Category Archives: Chromium

Chromium contributes to the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels, normal macronutrient metabolism and provides a role in the maintenance of normal blood glucose concentrations. When looking at Chromium supplements or multi-minerals we would suggest ‘Chromium GTF’ – GTF stands for Glucose Tolerance Factor and GTF is now being recognised as important in carbohydrate metabolism.

What are Food State™ and Wholefood Nutrients?

Since conception in 1990, Cytoplan’s philosophy has been that nutrients are best delivered to the body “in the same form as food” hence our range of Food State™ and Wholefood supplements. But we are often asked “what are Food State™ and Wholefood supplements, and what does this mean?”. So in this week’s blog we are going to explain what these terms mean and outline some of the research that has been done on Food State™ and Wholefood products.

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Fertility and Pregnancy – The Importance of Nutrition

It is estimated that around one in seven UK couples experience difficulty in conceiving, with a poor diet being one of the major contributory factors. Unfortunately, despite its importance for conception and fertility, a lack of nutrition can often be over looked with the most common cause of infertility frequently being labelled as ‘unexplained’.

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – A Frequently Unnoticed Condition

The NHS  defines Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) as: a common condition that affects how a woman’s ovaries work.”

The three main features of the condition are: cysts that develop in the ovaries (polycystic ovaries), ovaries do not regularly release eggs (ovulate) and having high levels of “male hormones” called androgens. Polycystic ovaries contain a large number of harmless cysts up to 8mm in size. The cysts are under-developed sacs in which eggs develop. Often in PCOS, these sacs are unable to release an egg, meaning ovulation doesn’t take place.

PCOS is considered the most common reproductive endocrine condition among women of childbearing age. It is estimated that about 1 in every 5 women in the UK has polycystic ovaries, but more than half of these have no symptoms. The exact cause of PCOS is considered unknown, but it’s thought to be related to abnormal hormone levels. Continue reading  ▶

Cytoplan & ‘The Nutrition Gap’

When it comes to nutrition the philosophy at Cytoplan is that: a) There is a ‘Nutrition Gap’ in the population, supported by research, which means most people are not getting the nutrients they need for health from their diet. b) Nutritional supplements can bridge this gap when they contain the appropriate levels of nutrients; and also when the nutrients within are in a bioeffective form (for example ‘Food State and Wholefood’). Continue reading  ▶

Balancing Blood Glucose

Balancing blood glucose

A healthy diet, a sensible and regular exercise regime, actively understanding and managing the stresses in one’s life. These are all important steps we can all take along life’s journey to help support good blood glucose (or sugar) levels, and thus reduce the risks of more serious ailments related to ongoing blood glucose imbalances. Continue reading  ▶

Blood sugar balance & Chromium GTF

Blood sugar imbalance is a condition where your body does not handle glucose effectively. Throughout the day blood glucose levels may fluctuate outside of the body’s desired blood glucose range. Levels may swing from being very high, perhaps after a meal, stimulant or stress – To being very low, for example if you skipped breakfast. Continue reading  ▶