Chromium
Sugar Regulator • Heart Protector
 
Minerals

 

Chromium

Our 3rd nutrient mineral (in alphabetical order). Chromium is a trace mineral (ie. Our bodies require only a small amount of this mineral). Chemical symbol, ‘Cr’. Called the ‘Sugar Regulator’ due to its successful use for the treatment and control of diabetes.

Functions/Benefits
- Protects against heart disease.
- Regulates blood sugar.
- Aids in the production of insulin.
- Treats and prevents diabetes.
- Aids in metabolism.
- Controls blood cholesterol levels.
- Stimulates the synthesis of proteins.
- Increases resistance to infection.
- Helps in the treatment of hypoglycemia.

Deficiency Symptoms
- May cause diabetes.
- Muscle weakness.
- Nervous problems.
- May cause some heart disease.
- Associated with elevated blood cholesterol, blood sugar and triglycerides (fat) levels.
- Depressed growth rate.
- Arteriosclerosis.

Food sources
Liver. Meat. Shellfish. Mushrooms. Whole grains. Yeast. Black pepper. Thyme (herb). Cheese.

US RDA: 50mcg (microgram)
EU RDA: 50mcg (microgram)
Supplementation up to 200mcg per day is ok.
Take as part of a good multivitamin and mineral supplement.

Always consult a professional medical practitioner when taking any supplements.


Nutrient Destroyers

Sugar (the metabolism of sugar requires vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, magnesium and chromium).


Toxicity

Less than 10% of chromium taken by the body is absorbed. Normally very little chance of toxicity.

 


 

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