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Chromium Chloride

Chromium is an essential mineral found in very low concentrations in the human body. In 1957, researchers discovered a compound extracted from pork kidney called glucose tolerance factor (GTF). Administration of GTF helped diabetic rats use insulin more efficiently. Chromium was later identified as the active component of GTF. Today, researchers believe chromium helps insulin bring glucose from the blood into the cells for energy.

As many as 90% of American diets are low in chromium, but few people are deficient in this important mineral. The elderly, people who indulge in strenuous exercise, those who consume excessive amounts of sugary foods, and pregnant women are most likely to be deficient. Low chromium levels can increase blood sugar, triglycerides (a type of fat in the blood), cholesterol levels, and increase the risk for a number of conditions.

Good sources for chromium include whole grain breads and cereals, lean meats, cheeses, and some spices, such as black pepper and thyme.

Chromium is commercially available in several forms including chromium nicotinate, chromium histidinate, chromium picolinate, chromium-enriched yeast, chromium chloride, and glucose tolerance factor chromium (GTF).

Daily recommended doses
Infants birth - 6 months: 0.2mcg
Infants 7 - 12 months: 5.5mcg
Children 1 - 3 years: 11mcg
Children 4 - 8 years: 15mcg
Males 9 - 13 years: 25mcg
Females 9 - 13 years: 21mcg
Males 14 - 18 years: 35mcg
Females 14 - 18 years: 24mcg
Pregnant females 14 - 18 years: 29mcg
Breast-feeding females 14 - 18 years: 44mcg
Males 19 - 50 years: 35mcg
Males 51 years+: 30mcg
Females 19 - 50 years: 25mcg
Females 50 years+: 20mcg
Pregnant females 19 years+: 30mcg
Breastfeeding females 19 years+: 30mcg
Supplements with this ingredient:
None (for now)

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