Trace Mineral Chromium

Chromium is a trace mineral that is vital for the body to efficiently regulate carbohydrates.

Why do you need Chromium?

Chromium deficiency has been found to be a common occurrence in those suffering from diabetes mellitus (type 2).

For this reason, many research studies have investigated the use of chromium for regulating insulin, and it has proven to be very effective.

Chromium is involved with:

  • Carbohydrate metabolism
  • Regulating insulin from the bloodstream and into cells
  • Fat metabolism

Conditions Related to Chromium Deficiency

  • Diabetes
  • Hypoglycemia (Low blood sugar)
  • Heart Disease
  • High Blood Cholesterol & Atherosclerosis
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Candida Albicans
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Alcohol Intolerance
  • Candida Albicans

Foods that Contain High Amounts of Chromium

  • Broccoli
  • Eggs
  • Corn
  • Red Wine
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Potato
  • Apple
  • Tomato
  • Onion 

Supplement Dosages

Chromium, being a trace mineral, is considered micro-nutrient. Although the amount required by our body is very small, it is vital for health.

As with all trace minerals, it is best taken in combination with the other minerals. Average dosages range from a trace to 50 – 300 mcg per day. Therapeutic dosages range from 600 – 1000 mcg.

Supplement Toxicity

Chromium is a relatively safe trace mineral in dosages under 1000 mcg.

However, in some cases of dosages over 1000 mcg, the actions of chromium can inhibit the action of insulin.

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