Benefits of Chromium & Its Effect On Weight Loss

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Chromium is an essential trace mineral for glucose metabolism, insulin regulation and maintaining healthy blood lipids such as cholesterol and triglycerides.

It is reported that about 90% of population in the United States is deficient in chromium. Consuming excessive sugar, fat and alcohol or performing too much strenuous exercise can deplete body of chromium. Low chromium levels can raise blood sugar, cholesterol and triglycerides, thus increase the risk of developing diabetes and heart disease.

Dietary Sources of Chromium
Brewer’s yeast is a rich source of chromium. It is also found in small amounts in foods such as whole grains, lean meat, cheese, liver, black pepper, butter and spinach.

Health Benefits of Chromium

1. Chromium plays a key role regulating insulin and blood sugar levels. It may reduce the risk of diabetes and alleviate insulin resistance in diabetics.

2. By normalising blood sugar, chromium supplementation may help to control appetite and reduce carb/sugar cravings. Chromium Polynicotinate is recommended by Dr Oz for stopping sugar cravings/addiction.

3. Chromium regulates blood lipids by increasing HDL (good) cholesterol) and, reducing LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides.

4. Chromium is vital for glucose to be converted into energy, rather stored as fat. This may help to lower body fat.

Chromium & Weight Loss
The results from studies chromium’s on weight loss are mixed. There is little evidence to suggest that chromium is effective for reducing body weight.

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