Staying Energised All The Time
The modern civilized society has resulted in people moving on to a wealthier life. They eat well but tend to lead a sedentary lifestyle and stressful lives. This results in an increase of diseases such as obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease.
Have you experience any of these lately?
Chromium: The forgotten mineral
Most of us think of chromium as the shiny metal in the bumpers of cars. Chrome bumpers are long gone, but the metal plays a crucial role in human health.
Chromium is a necessary trace element that works as an insulin co-factor and helps to bind insulin to cell membrane receptor.
Chromium is an important component of Glucose Tolerance Factor (a molecule that naturally exist in our body). Glutamic acid, L-cysteine & L-Glysine are some of the common amino acids, which also plays an important role in this Glucose Tolerance Factor.
Importance of Chromium Intake
✅ Maintains glucose balance in the body and helps to transfer glucose from blood to the cells.
✅ Aids in the metabolism of glucose for energy.
✅ It also involve in carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism and storage.
✅ Helps to lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels as well as improve HDL-cholesterol.
1. Coulston 2001, "Nutritional Management for Type 2 Diabetes", Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease, pp. 441 - 452
2. Harvard Health Publishing. Chromium supplements: chromium, diabetes, and weight loss. Available at https://www.health.harvard.edu/press_releases/chromium-supplements [Accessed Jan 2007]
3. Chromium. http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/chromium. [Accessed Aug 2013]
This information is provided by Groway for education purposes only. It should not be used to substitute medical diagnosis.