Chromium Picolinate, Chromium

Chromium is a an essential mineral, meaning that it must be obtained from the diet. It serves several important functions in the body. For example, it is part of a molecule called chromodulin, which helps the hormone insulin perform its actions in the body. The absorption of chromium in the intestines is very low, thats why it is interesting for some people to supplement it.

  • Origin: Plant Based, Animal Product
  • Source: Grains
  • Type: Mineral
  • Age Range: Adults (18-60), Seniors (>60)
  • Toxicity: May be toxic in high doses
  • Outcomes: Diabetes & Blood Sugar, Blood Sugar Control

What are Chromium benefits?

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Scientific articles
Diabetes & Blood Sugar Diabetes & Blood Sugar
In watching everything of the info on type II diabetic persons, there does appear to be a light reduction in fasting blood sugar despite no apparent changes in insulin sensitivity or HbA1c. No significant or reliable effect in non-diabetic persons.

Diabetes & Blood Sugar Chromium and Diabetes & Blood Sugar

Blood sugar (or glucose) is the main sugar found in the blood. It comes from the food you eat, and is the body's main source of energy. The bloodstream carries glucose (with the help of a hormone called Insulin) to all of the cells of the body in order for them to live. There is a range of healthy glucose/insulin levels, if they get too high or too low the body responds quickly with unpleasant symptoms. And if those levels stay out of range you might develop chronic conditions like Type 2 Diabetes and others. That's why taking care of blood sugar levels is so important.
  • Blood Sugar Control

    The body's cells use glucose to produce energy. Glucose comes from food and is stored in the body in the form of glycogen (in the muscles and liver) or circulating glucose (in the blood). Cells need the hormone Insulin to capture glucose molecules. The glucose / insulin balance in the blood is essential for the proper functioning of the body's whole metabolism. A change in this metabolism can lead to serious physiological dysfunctions, leading to the development of chronic non-communicable diseases, such as type II diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. There are several classes of compounds that influence this metabolism, these can increase insulin synthesis and secretion, decrease blood glucose levels, reduce the immediate absorption of carbohydrates, regulate the sensitivity of cells to insulin, among others.

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