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The Importance of Chromium for Maintaining Healthy Blood Sugar Levels

Chromium is an essential trace mineral that is best known for its role as an insulin co-factor.* Chromium is therefore critical for the maintenance of healthy glucose and carbohydrate metabolism; however, it is also important for the utilization of fat and protein.* Scientific studies also indicate that it may play a role in cardiovascular health.* As part of a healthy diet and exercise program, chromium picolinate may help to maintain healthy blood sugar levels already within the normal range and may also help to support a healthy body composition.*

How Chromium Affects Blood Sugar Levels

Chromium is involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, as well as the regulation of insulin.* Insulin is a hormone that plays a key role in blood sugar regulation by promoting the uptake of glucose into cells.* Once inside cells, glucose can be used for energy or stored for later use.* If chromium levels are insufficient, this can lead to impaired insulin function and elevated blood sugar levels.

The connection between chromium and blood sugar was first discovered in the 1950s when researchers noticed that people with diabetes often had low levels of chromium in their blood. Since then, numerous studies have been conducted to further investigate this link. A 2012 systematic review and meta-analysis concluded that chromium supplementation may indeed help to improve blood sugar control in people with diabetes.*

How Much Chromium do You Need?

The recommended daily allowance (RDA) for chromium depends on age and gender. For adults over 19 years old, the RDA is 35 micrograms/day for females and 25 micrograms/day for males. However, because most people do not get sufficient amounts of chromium from their diet, there is a need to take a supplement. Most multiple vitamin and mineral supplements have chromium added. Good dietary sources of chromium include green beans, whole grain breads, broccoli, potatoes, nuts, and cheese.

In Summary:

Chromium is an essential trace mineral that plays an important role in regulating blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes or are at risk for developing diabetes, you may want to consider supplementing with chromium picolinate to help keep your blood sugar levels within a healthy range.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Suggested Usage: Take 1 capsule daily with a meal.

Store in a cool, dry place after opening.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Veg Capsule

Servings Per Container: 100

Description Amount per Serving % Daily Value

Chromium (from 1,835 mcg Chromium Picolinate) 200 mcg 571%*

Other Ingredients: Rice Flour and Hypromellose (cellulose capsule).

Not manufactured with yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, corn, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.

Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication (especially diabetes medications), or have a medical condition.

Diabetics/Hypoglycemics: use only under a physician’s supervision. Keep out of reach of children.

Natural color variation may occur in this product.

Store in a cool, dry place after opening.

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