CHROMIUM GTF (500 MCG)(90)
Vital Health/Glandular System #1802-4 (90)
Although there is only the smallest amount of chromium stored in an adult body (less than six milligrams), this trace mineral plays a vital role in several life-sustaining cellular processes essential for maintaining good health, proper weight and normal blood sugar levels. Specifically, chromium is a co-factor in regulating blood sugar levels. Together with insulin it plays a role in protein metabolism and aids in fat breakdown.
The North American processed-food diet makes it difficult to maintain adequate stores of chromium. In fact, processed foods and foods high in sugar and simple carbohydrates deplete chromium stores because they add sugar and carbohydrates to the blood stream but do not, in themselves, supply the chromium that helps to regulate blood sugar levels.