Minerals, Health & Weight Loss
An essential trace element for animals and man. The only form of Chromium used by the body is trivalent chromium.
How Chromium helps
Along with nicotinic acid and certain amino acids, chromium functions as the Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF). It stimulates insulin activity thus helping in the metabolism of sugar. Without it, insulin cannot adequately control blood sugar levels. It also helps to control fat levels and cholesterol levels in the blood.
Good sources of Chromium include
Egg yolks, Molasses, Brewer's yeast, Beef, Hard Cheese, Liver, Fruit Juices, Whole Wheat bread.
Chromium deficiency symptoms include
Symptoms similar to those of hypoglycemia
Recommended daily allowance for Chromium
No official RDAs.
of a Balanced Diet
Solution: Follow a balanced diet that offers slow steady weight loss and includes advice on exercise. This Weight Loss Diet Program is a good choice.
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