Chromium

Chromium is a particularly useful trace mineral that’s used by the human body for a wide variety of things. You don’t require a particularly large amount of it to function in a healthy manner. ...read more

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But you do require a little. 

It’s found in food such as broccoli and liver. It’s known to be a potential aid in weight loss and muscle building. It also potentially has some form of role when it comes to the regulation of glucose in your body. With that in mind, the research is not conclusive yet. More evidence needs to be gathered before conclusive statements can be made about the role of chromium in the body. 

Due to the lack of understanding surrounding this compound, it’s difficult to pinpoint quite exactly what a deficiency may look like. One theorised side effect would be reduced blood sugar control, especially in those with type 2 diabetes.

Another theorised effect of a deficiency is poorer cholesterol control.

If you’re looking to ensure you’re getting the optimum amount of chromium daily, you may opt for a supplement. There’s a wide range of chromium supplements available on the open market. There’s also a good amount of multivitamins which factor chromium into their formula in some way or another. It’s important to remember that only small amounts of this substance are actually needed by the body so there’s no need to double dose or consume additional amounts of chromium.

If you begin supplementing with chromium and experience any side effects such as vertigo you should cease supplementation immediately. This could be a sign that you’re already getting enough in through your daily dietary intake and you do not need any extra. 

If you have any questions about chromium or chromium supplementation feel free to reach out to us. We’ll get back to you as soon as physically possible.