Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

The new year has come, and that's the strong reason why you should celebrate and welcome the coming of the Year 2010! In addition to that, let's celebrate the 101st post of GTF Infozone! Now that the year of 2009 is passed, have you made your annual dream came true? Or your old resolution just did not seem to be achievable in the past one year? And how about this year? Have you make yourself a brand new, new year resolution of 2010?

If you don't already have a new year resolution, open up your mind to consider this very good suggestion from Peter Brubaker, professor of health and exercise at Wake Forest University. He mentioned that simply adding 30 minutes extra into the length of the time of daily exercise would be a very good new year resolution.

He suggested that, an extra 30 minutes of daily exercise does not need to be carried out continuously, which means, you can very well exercise 5 minutes, 10 minutes there, then perhaps another 15 minutes later on. It is not necessary to carry out a straight-30-minute exercise in a day. Instead, the intensity of this 30-minute exercise is the essential point of all.

Apart from that, Professor Brubaker also suggested that actually, walking is one of the easiest, and efficient activity, which could burn a lot of calories. But there are a lot of people too rely on excuses such as "walking around inside the house can be considered a type of exercise". Technically, yes, because it is still considered as walking, but practically, that kind of walking only burn a very insignificant amount of calories, where these amounts of calories can be compensated very easily. The type of walking we should apply in our daily lives, would be, for example, use the stairs instead of the lifts.

Instead of, walking, Brubaker also pointed that wearing a pedometer would be a very good motivator psychologically. Where he said that if you wear a pedometer while exercising, you could increase you activity level by 25 percent. But the most important thing is, find the calorie-burning activity which you enjoy the most, so that you'll have fun while doing those activities.

Lastly, GTF Team Members is hereby again, wishing you a very Happy New Year in 2010, nice prospects ahead, and have a healthy year ahead!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


If you are a loyal consumer of GT&F Products, now you would have known very very well that the essential substance, trivalent chromium in the products, other than providing great boost in curbing diabetes, it also have great potential in curbing depression.

In one of the December issues in Archives of Internal Medicine, a study was conducted by gathering some 136,000 plus participants, whereby the participants were aged between 50 to 79 years old.

In this study, researchers had compared two groups of participants where one group consists of participants who did not take antidepressants, while the other group consist of participants who took antidepressants. The researchers compared the two groups in respect to the incidence of fatal or non fatal stroke, heart attack, as well as death due to all causes.

As the result of the study, it shows that there was no significant difference in coronary heart disease, but the significance in fatal or non-fatal stroke cannot be neglected. Antidepressant users experienced a 45% higher risk of encountering strokes. As for mortality rate, antidepressant users have 32% higher risks in death rate compared to those who are non-antidepressant users.

However, it still remains unclear on whether antidepressants solely responsible for greater mortality rate of users. But overall, the study did suggest a conclusion that postmenopausal women who take antidepressants face a small but statistically significant increased risk for stroke and death compared with those who do not take the drugs

Kenali Hati Diri Anda dan GTF

Pn, Masrisa, a very senior nutritionist and an expecting mother who is going to give birth soon had delivered a talk related to liver and GTF on 28/12/2009 (Monday).

From the talk, the audience were well-informed that the liver is the largest single organ in the human body. The liver has more than 200 functions and plays a central role in nearly all body functions, including detoxifies the blood by filtering out the toxins such as air pollutants, pesticides, cigarette smoke, environmental chemicals, alcohol, prescription and nonprescription drugs that assault the body on a regular basis. There are over 100 types of liver diseases, let’s say jaundice, loss of sexual drive etc and because of it's many functions, many can be life-threatening unless treated. Hence, it is very important for maintainence of liver health.

Chromium is crucial for liver health because it helps control the metabolism of glucose, which is the most bioavailable form of muscle energy in nature. Good liver health depends on trace minerals like chromium. The liver needs chromium to manufacture fatty acids, lecithin, cholesterol and lipoproteins. Without chromium, blood fats tend to rise because the liver cannot filter them out.

Chromium is the central atom in the “glucose tolerance factor” (GTF), a hormone-like compound that works with insulin to transport glucose out of the blood and into the cells. Glucose is the body’s quickest fuel. GTF (containing niacin, vitamin B3, glycine, cysteine, glutamic acid etc.) enhances insulin, which results in the sugars passing quicker into the cells and in that way they are removed from the bloodstream. By stabilizing the blood sugar level it also assists in regulating the cholesterol in the blood. When this function (GTF) is not working properly, the cells resist insulin and do not properly absorb the glucose needed for energy. With chromium present in the diet, the intestines can produce GTF. However, food processing destroys much of the chromium content in foods and natural chromium levels decline with age and so with the action of the GTFinside our body.

Hence, GT&F® milk powder which is a patented biotechnology product serves as the best choice for GTF supplementation. The unique structure – Lactoferrin Chromium mimics the natural chormium inside mother breast milk thus it eases the best absorption of GTF by our body and allows cells to receive the glucose and nutrient needed from our daily diet. When body cells are healthy, indirectly our whole body system will be healthy as well since cell is the smallest unit to build up organ and system.

Before she ended the talk, she had also shared some of the testimonials that reflected the effectiveness of GT&F® for liver diseases.

Is life worth living? It all depends on the liver ~ William James