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Chromium Supplements

Chromium is an essential trace mineral important for maintaining blood sugar levels within the normal range. It is a central component of the glucose tolerance factor (GTF) molecule, a hormone-like compound that enhances insulin activity in moving glucose from the blood into cells.

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Chromium Info

Chromium is an essential trace mineral important for maintaining blood sugar levels within the normal range. It is a central component of the glucose tolerance factor (GTF) molecule, a hormone-like compound that enhances insulin activity in moving glucose from the blood into cells. Because tissue sensitivity to insulin is increased, less insulin is needed, leading to reduced fat deposits.

Chromium is also needed for several liver functions including fatty acid, lecithin, cholesterol and lipoprotein metabolism.

Vitamin C and niacin (vitamin B3) both increase dietary chromium absorption, which is stored in the liver, spleen, soft tissue and bones of the body. Unfortunately, modern food processing methods destroy much of the chromium content of food. The typical modern diet, high in refined foods with added sugar, creates a chromium deficiency.

Chromium Benefits

Chromium supplements may benefit people who consume a high sugar diet, which leads to increased urinary excretion of chromium. Other factors that can reduce chromium stores are infection, strong exercise, stress, pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Specific benefits of chromium include maintaining balanced blood sugar levels, controlling glucose and fatty acid metabolism, improving energy, managing food cravings and reducing the need for insulin (leading to improved arterial health).

People with diabetes types I and II, hypoglycaemia, sugar cravings, obesity, low energy or high cholesterol may benefit from taking a chromium supplement.

Chromium Side Effects

Safe when used as directed. Consult your health practitioner before taking if you are diabetic, hypoglycaemic, on medication, pregnant or breastfeeding.

Product Reviews

  • So grateful

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    After having my 2nd child, an anger that was almost uncontrollable started to rear its ugly head! I put it down to lack of sleep but after trying these, the anger definitely subsided. Give it at least 2 cycles to see if you notice a difference, it took that long for me.

    Vicki

    1/07/18

  • Improving with time

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    When I started these tablets I felt quite edgy and out of sorts .., but as my time of the month approaches, I am far more level and I don’t have nearly the severity of pms symptoms - in fact no water retention whatsoever and no sore bits! Hopefully another two months of improvements will make it worthwhile.

    Elle

    23/05/18

  • Hard to say...

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    Been on these only a month and I’m often too scatterbrained to remember both a morning and a night tablet. But I do seem to feel particularly tired and headachey if I miss more than a day or two. They are quite expensive so I am persevering to see what the outcome is after a few months.

    Kelly

    8/05/18

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