Chromium Picolinate for Weight Loss Heart Disease And Diabetes

Research indicates that most Americans do not consume adequate amounts of chromium in their diets, and that our chromium levels decrease with age.


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We've known for years that trace minerals like iron and zinc are essential to good health. But one of the most important minerals is chromium. Chromium helps insulin metabolize fat, turn protein into muscle and converts sugar into energy. In fact, chromium-activated insulin increases the amount of blood sugar available for energy production nearly twentyfold. Chromium is of great help for weight loss also.

HOW CHROMIUM HELPS CONTROL BLOOD SUGAR Because insulin is dependent upon biologically active chromium, some people consider chromium the "master" nutrient for controlling blood sugar. A lack of chromium can cause low blood sugar and may be a factor in some cases of adult-onset diabetes and heart disease. There is also evidence to suggest that in some people chromium may play a role in lowering blood pressure, regulating appetite, reducing sugar cravings and promoting lean body mass. CHOLESTEROL? Chromium has been shown to reduce levels of harmful LDL cholesterol, a form of cholesterol that has been linked to heart disease.

WHO NEEDS CHROMIUM? U.S. Government studies show that 9 out of 10 Americans do not get enough Chromium in their diet and that chromium deficiency may be a widespread problem. Chromium levels decrease gradually with age, while strenuous exercise, pregnancy, diabetes and stress can all cause the body to use up its chromium stores even faster.

Science is revealing that increases in chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD), traditionally regarded as normal consequences of aging, may actually be linked, in part, to poor diets � and are highly correlated with a deficiency of the essential nutrient chromium.

Chromium is known to enhance the body�s insulin activity for carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism, and to control glucose levels. Decreased chromium levels have been linked with poor insulin function � associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, CVD and atypical depression.

A scientific review of �Chromium & Aging� was presented at the �Second International Congress on Nutrition and Aging,� July 2003, and indicated that insulin function is central to many biological factors that contribute to disease. It was suggested that some of the diseases viewed solely as a natural result of the aging process are, in fact, affected by insulin function and chromium intake.

While aging has a negative effect on disease risk factors for CVD and type 2 diabetes, chromium has been shown to have positive effects on the same factors. The preventive potential of chromium has been realized in some research � supplementation increased lifespan in rats by 33% �but further study is needed.

Chromium supplementation can be a safe, effective way to help ensure optimal intake. A number of clinical studies have shown that daily supplementation, especially in the form of chromium picolinate, can enhance insulin function.

Chromium supplementation helps in reducing the risk of early onset of coronary heart disease by reducing the associated coronary risk complications.� In addition, an analysis of the relationship of chromium and heart disease in over 30,000 men by Dr. Eric B. Rimm of the Harvard School of Public Health suggests that chromium status is strongly associated with the risk of coronary heart disease, especially among overweight men.

Chromium picolinate supplement has been shown to help maintain normal insulin levels, reduce elevated blood glucose levels, reduce coronary risk factors and reverse insulin resistance, which are all significant factors in people with obesity and diabetes.

WHAT IF I ALREADY TAKE A CHROMIUM SUPPLEMENT? You may not be getting the chromium you thought you were. Chromium chloride, for example, does not activate insulin and is absorbed less than 2% by the body.

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