Chromium is a trace mineral known for its blood sugar balancing qualities. It helps to improve insulin’s ability to transport glucose into your cells, where energy is produced. In this way, blood sugar stays level, and therefore so does your energy over the day. No more dips and spikes! Chromium is also known to help the body metabolize cholesterol, protein, and fat. This allows you to use their fuel effectively, store energy properly, and get rid of excess. This is helpful for both weight management and cardiovascular health. As chromium on its own can be challenging to absorb, Organika’s Blood Sugar Control contains chelated chromium, a form that is easier to absorb into the body and one’s cells. Bitter melon (Momordica charantia) is part of the squash and cucumber family and is traditionally grown in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean for its edible fruit. Traditionally, bitter melon has been used for its blood sugar-lowering effects for centuries. Bitter melon is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A and folate, but it is an excellent source of many phytochemicals, particularly those that help with metabolic regulation. The fruit contains at least three active substances with anti-diabetic properties, including charantin, vicine and polypeptide-p.