A Natural Answer for Diabetes?
Not enough attention has been given to chromium. Its role is vitally important in today’s society of over-consumption of processed foods and high intake of carbohydrates.
It’s thought that due to the typical American diet, chromium deficiency is a far bigger concern than chromium toxicity.
Not only is our typical diet lacking sufficient chromium, but so is our water supply.
Chromium deficiency has been noted to be common with those suffering from diabetes mellitus (type 2). Thus, many research studies have involved the use of chromium and its ability to regulate insulin; it has proven to be very effective.
“Obesity often accompanies Type II diabetes, but chromium may overcome insulin resistance and help diabetics lose weight.”
In 2004 published in The Diabetes Educator (TDE) journal found that:
“Supplements containing 200-1,000 mcg chromium as chromium picolinate a day have been found to improve blood glucose control.”
Oddly, if chromium has been proven to decrease insulin requirements with diabetes because it causes blood sugar levels to drop, why isn’t, even more, attention been given to this type of therapy?
However, diabetes isn’t the only health condition related to chromium deficiency. Others include:
- Hypoglycemia (Low blood sugar)
- Heart disease
- High blood cholesterol & atherosclerosis
- Cardiovascular disease
- Candida Albicans
- Meniere’s disease
- Alcohol intolerance
High Dose Chromium Studies Prove Promising
Many of the studies have shown the most promise with chromium dosages around 1000 mcg (lower doses (200mcg) seemed to have minimal effect and/or equal to placebo).
Simply supplementing with this vital trace mineral could possibly be a highly effective prevention tool for some of the most serious health conditions in our country today.
Yet despite that chromium is known to be non-toxic at these dosages, modern medicine remains slow in accepting that a simply trace mineral is more effective than drugs. This really isn’t surprising considering the nationwide epidemic nutritional deficiencies of magnesium, vitamin D, and vitamin B-12.
All one needs to do is look at the state of health of our society. Clearly the answer to disease is not drugs, otherwise, the statistics of major diseases such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and cancer would be decreasing in ratio to the increasing amount of drugs prescribed per year. Sadly, the fact is the opposite is occurring.
Luckily, however, there is a solution – Nutrition!
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