What is Chromium-GTF?

Category: Supplements


See also: Herbal Supplements

Chromium, GTF (Glandular) is a trace mineral that plays a role in regulating blood sugar levels. Each "glucose tolerance factor" (GTF) molecule, a hormonelike compound, requires chromium as its central atom. GTF works with insulin to transport glucose from the blood into the cells.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Support weight loss 2 0
Weight gain 2 0
Diabetes type 2 1 0
General health 1 0
Increase effect of another treatment 1 0
Sweet cravings 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Chromium-GTF

Side effect Patients Percentage

Why patients stopped taking Chromium-GTF

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 2
Personal research 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Chromium-GTF


Stopped taking Chromium-GTF

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Chromium-GTF

Jan 15, 2011 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sweet cravings)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: I AK test for GTF Chromium periodically when I experience a lot of sugar cravings.

  • 0 helpful marks
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