Definition of Chromium:

Chromium is a mineral that becomes a part of the glucose tolerance factor (GTF).  Chromium aids in insulin utilization and blood sugar control.  By controlling blood sugar, chromium helps prevent the damage caused by glucose, which is called glycation.  Chromium helps maintain normal cholesterol levels and improves high-density lipoprotein levels.  Chromium is also important in building muscle and reducing obesity.

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...the condition
“...Nutrients such as calcium and magnesium, B-vitamins, niacinamide, B12 injections (especially if stomach acid production is insufficient), tryptophan with inositol and chromium, valerian root, and GABA can have a calming effect...”


...recommendation Chromium
Chromium is often deficient in those with atherosclerosis; supplementation may result in plaque regression...”
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Chromium a treatment
Chromium is an essential trace element involved with proper metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids in the body...”

Chromium Deficiency

...the condition
Chromium was long thought to be a toxic mineral until it was discovered in 1957 to be the essential part of Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF)...”

Chronic Renal Insufficiency

...recommendation Heavy Metal Detoxification / Avoidance
“A study evaluated 272 men and women with chronic renal failure and found that there was a significantly increased risk from exposure to lead, copper, chromium, tin, mercury, welding fumes, silicon containing compounds, grain dust and oxygenated hydrocarbons...”

Coronary Disease / Heart Attack

...recommendation Chromium
“Getting the right amount of chromium each day may help protect against heart attacks in people that are at high risk, such as those who have diabetes...”

Diabetes Type II

...relationship to Excess Sugar Consumption
“...Such a diet tends to be low in chromium content and also causes more insulin to be produced, which requires even more chromium.”
...recommendation Chromium
Chromium combines with niacin to form Gluten Tolerance Factor (GTF), which works with insulin to help the body use glucose...”

Elevated Insulin Levels

...recommendation Chromium
Chromium picolinate supplementation at 1,000mcg per day over a 13-week period combined with exercise decreased total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and insulin levels in a recent small study of both...”

General Mineral Requirement

...the condition
“...More than 70% of other essential trace minerals such as manganese, boron, chromium and selenium also are lost...”

Gestational Diabetes Tendency

...relationship to Chromium Deficiency
“Impaired chromium utilization may be a cause of gestational diabetes...”

Glucose Tolerance Factor

...related topic
“A compound containing chromium that aids insulin in regulating blood sugar levels.”

Heavy Metal Toxicity

...the condition
“...These include cadmium, antimony, chromium, mercury, lead, and arsenic – these last three being the most common in cases of heavy metal toxicity...”

High Total Cholesterol

...recommendation Chromium
Chromium recently has been shown to lower blood cholesterol while mildly raising HDL (high-density lipoprotein), the good portion of cholesterol...”

Hydroxycitric Acid a treatment
“...It is quite frequently present with chromium, vanadium and other sugar controlling nutritional ingredients...”
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...recommendation Chromium
Chromium status should be optimized for its benefit in carbohydrate disorders (both hypoglycemia and adult-onset diabetes).”

Multiple Mineral Supplementation a treatment
“...Trace minerals include boron, chromium, copper, germanium, iodine, iron, manganese, molybdenum selenium, silicon, sulfur, vanadium and zinc...”

Multiple Vitamin Supplement a treatment
“...for supplement selection ... The best multiple vitamins should contain a broad range of vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamins A, D, K, all of the B vitamins, and trace minerals, like boron, chromium, copper, iron, manganese, selenium, and zinc...”

Nutritional Yeast a treatment
“...It is a rich source of the B-complex vitamins, all essential amino acids, and minerals, particularly chromium.  It is considered a superior form of chromium, both in terms of quantity and bio-availability...”


...related topic
“...Research indicates that chromium vitamins C, E, B-complex, calcium, magnesium and potassium are especially important.”

Premenstrual Syndrome PMS C (Craving)

...the condition
“...The following supplements can also help ... Chromium (200mg daily to regulate blood sugar)...”

Problems Caused By Being Overweight

...recommendation Chromium
“A 3-month double-blind study of 122 moderately overweight people found that 400mcg of chromium daily resulted in an average loss of 6.2 pounds (2.8kg) of body fat, as opposed to 3.4 pounds (1.5kg) in the placebo group...”


...the condition
“...If additional antianxiety support is needed, GABA, tryptophan, chromium and inositol should be considered...”

Syndrome X / Metabolic Syndrome

...the condition
“...Vitamin C and vitamin E can also be helpful, as can the minerals chromium, magnesium, and zinc...”

Tryptophan / 5HTP a treatment
“...Chromium picolinate helps to promote conversion of tryptophan to serotonin...”

Tryptophan Need

...recommendation Chromium
Chromium picolinate helps to promote conversion of tryptophan to serotonin...”


...related topic
“...The ultratrace elements currently recognized by the US Department of Agriculture include boron, chromium, germanium, lithium, molybdenum, selenium, silicon, tin, and vanadium.”

Weakened Immune System

...the condition
“...A high-quality multivitamin and mineral supplement (especially B6, B12, folate, pantothenic acid, C, zinc, selenium, chromium, and manganese) can be an important starting point...”

Weight Loss a treatment
“...Other common ingredients in weight loss dietary supplements include chromium picolinate, chitosan, pectin, and Siberian ginseng...”
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