Sources Of Chromium
||calves' liver, egg yolk
||wheat and wheat germ
||brewer's yeast, black pepper, molasses
Roles In The Body
- Glucose tolerance factor - chromium is involved in maintaining blood sugar levels and energy levels.
- Cholesterol regulation
- Other possible roles involved in the synthesis of DNA
Functions Of Chromium
||serum cholesterol regulation
||sugar and carbohydrate utilization (via insulin)
||maintenance of nervous system by regulation of blood sugar
||supplies energy for muscular contraction
||essential component of bones and hair
||immune system (via insulin)
||fat, protein, and carbohydrate metabolism regulation
Symptoms Associated With A Chromium Deficiency
||elevated serum cholesterol levels
|causes an iron deficiency
Symptoms Associated With A Chromium Excess
|causes an iron
insulin, glucose, magnesium, vitamin B6, zinc, manganese oxalates, salicylates
||iron, manganese, zinc, vanadium, phytates
Hair Analysis Notes
High Hair Chromium:
Low Hair Chromium:
- a high chromium level is often indicative of a loss of chromium through the hair, and is frequently caused by an iron toxicity or another mineral imbalance problem.
- supplementing chromium when chromium reading is low, is frequently helpful in correcting symptoms of fatigue, or sugar and carbohydrate intolerance.
- excessive iron intake is a frequent cause of both high and low chromium levels.
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