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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. 

References:

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.

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