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Breaks down sugar and fat in the body. Chromium is part
of the chemical compound GTF
(Glucose Tolerance Factor), which regulates how much
fat is stored in your body.
IN THE BODY
It is very difficult for the body to absorb Chromium.
There is a chance that lack of Chromium in the body can
cause diabetes or even heart disease.
Also, without Chromium in the body, the fat and blood
pressure levels can increase, leading to
serious problems because the glucose level in the body
might be too high.
Natural forms of Chromium can be found in cereals whole
grain, liver, eggs and chicken.
50 to 200 mg of Chromium a day is safe for the body to consume.
There are no known side effects or reverse effects of taking
too much Chromium.
Taking an antacid may decrease the amount of Chromium that
is absorbed by the body.
Although it is most popular these days as a weight loss
measure, Chromium supplements can be
used to prevent acne, high cholesterol, hypoglycemia,
heart disease and diabetes.
If you are a diabetic, taking Chromium may decrease your
body’s need to take insulin.
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