Mineral Supplements

The Herb and Supplement Index by Interflyer

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Name chromium


Scientific Name

Description - A trace mineral that comes in several different forms. - Chromium Picolinate - Chromium Polynicotinate - Chromium dinicotinic acid glutathione (found in brewers yeast) - Aids the body in breaking down fat and protein - Works with the Insulin in your body to maintain normal blood sugar levels. - may help with weight reduction and building lean muscle mass - Chromium is found in whole grains, whole grain breads and cereals, potatoes, prunes, peanut butter, nuts, seafood and brewers yeast.

Uses - Break down protein, fat and carbohydrates - Helps maintain normal blood sugar level - may help lower LDL ( bad cholesterol) - May enhance weight loss - May help build lean muscle mass

other sources

Notes Diabetics should consult your physician before taking chromium. It may alter the dosage requirements of your insulin and other medications.

Possible Side Effects

REMINDER If you have a medical condition such as a heart condition, high blood pressure, palpatations, high blood sugar or other medical conditions talk to your doctor before taking supplements.