Chromium is an essential trace mineral meaning it is needed by the body in small amounts. The nutrient can be obtained by our diet but recent studies have found that some people do not get sufficient levels from their diets. Chromium can be found in eggs, meat and whole-grains thus vegetarians and vegans may have insufficient intake from their diets.
Plays a role in maintaining normal blood glucose levels
Chromium contributes to the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels by influencing how the hormone insulin behaves in the body. Insulin provides blood sugar fuel to cells. People looking to control their weight often look to control their blood sugar levels.
Helps the body break down carbohydrates, protein and fats
Chromium also contributes to normal macronutrient metabolism. Macronutrients are nutrients that provide calories or energy and are needed for our survival. Nutrients are substances needed for growth, metabolism and for other bodily functions. There are three macronutrients: carbohydrate, protein and fat.
Formulated for improved absorption
We have paired Chromium with another compound called Picolinate, this improves the body's ability to absorb the mineral. Our form of 'chromium picolinate' is a naturally occurring organic compound which is widely bioavailable and is often called GTF - short for glucose tolerance factor.