What is Chromium?
Chromium is a mineral needed by the body in trace amounts for normal, essential functions. Chromium is most commonly known for helping the body move blood sugar, which is also known as glucose, from the bloodstream into the cells. This is done so the body can turn fats, carbohydrates and proteins in energy. Some studies have shown this mineral can help people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar and so can help in its management. Chromium can also slow the loss of calcium in the bone. Chromium is only needed in trace amounts. It can be found in many foods including brewer’s yeast, meat and many fruit and vegetables. Those most at risk of chromium deficiency are those with diabetes, the elderly and those with a high sugar diets. Stress, pregnancy and exercise also play a role in the body’s chromium content.
Buying Chromium Supplements
At Evergreen Healthfoods we stock a range of products which contain chromium, including multivitamins and food supplements. We also stock chromium on its own and in different strengths and forms including tablet, capsule and powder. Take a look at our extensive range of mineral supplements for more information on which one is best suited to your needs.