The body's use of chromium is
not fully understood by science yet. There has been some recent
press that chromium picolinate or GTF may help diabetics control
their blood sugar and aid in weight loss efforts.
Natural Food Sources
Apples, barley, beef, brewer's yeast, broccoli, calf liver,
cheese, chicken, corn, eggs, molasses, mushrooms, peanuts, sweet
potato, tomato, whole grain products, wheat germ.
Chromium helps insulin work efficiently when metabolizing
glucose. It is also involved in using proteins, fats and
Chromium deficiency is common in the modern diet, mainly because
of the consumption of processed grains. Symptoms include
numbness in the fingers and toes, high blood sugar, glucose
intolerance, clumsiness and nerve disorders. Chromium deficiency
may even lead to symptoms similar to diabetes.
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