Chromium

Applications:Involved in glucose metabolism and synthesis of cholesterol, proteins and fats. The average American diet can be chromium deficient, a fact which has been linked to high rates of hypoglycemia and diabetes.
Interactions:Eating diet high in refined and processed foods can result in a chromium deficiency. Taking antacids and calcium carbonate may interfere with chromium absorption.
Recommendations:Picolinate and GTF forms of chromium are thought to be more absorbable and effective.

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