Chromium is important because it helps maintain blood-sugar levels, reduces sugar cravings

By berrykins0 Latest Reply 2011-09-10 08:43:48 -0500
Started 2011-09-04 16:49:59 -0500

the truth about chromiun will suprise you.

Chromium is important because it helps maintain blood-sugar levels which reduces sugar cravings. It also helps prevent fat from being stored. This is where the "amazing diet pill" idea comes in.

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kdroberts 2011-09-05 12:14:32 -0500 Report

It's another one of those things that hasn't been shown to do anything statistically significant during clinical studies, and there have been a lot of them. However, unlike cinnamon, chromium can actually cause damage to your DNA if you are not careful with it. Probably not with the amount found in some general supplements but if you are making your own doses up then it becomes more of an issue. There is also no real evidence that supplements are actually absorbed by the body so if you want to get more chromium it's far better to get them from foods like meat, seafood, whole grains, sweet potato and a whole host of other fruits and vegetables.

berrykins0 2011-09-07 18:33:49 -0500 Report

vitamin pills have crome in them thats one way to get it my vitamin pills have120 mcg this is consired 100% daily value amount on the bottle

kdroberts 2011-09-07 18:40:05 -0500 Report

Some do but there is no real evidence that the vitamins and minerals in pill form are absorbed by the body.

GabbyPA 2011-09-08 08:10:31 -0500 Report

Why would vitamins not be absorbed by the body if it is food that is our general delivery system? I know there are some that require other components that some have to piggy back on, but not all of them.

GabbyPA 2011-09-10 08:43:48 -0500 Report

That is what I am asking...if it is an oral thing, that is taken through the digestive system, why is it not the same as eating a food? I understand the "pure" issue of it and things often need companions, but I just don't understand why it wouldn't work.

GabbyPA 2011-09-06 11:31:05 -0500 Report

I like your idea. I think the reason we are so deficient in them as a general public is because our eating habits are so caught up in refined foods. When our moms told us to eat our veggies, it was a lot more true than we ever thought. Have you seen a list of chromium rich foods?

GabbyPA 2011-09-05 11:49:48 -0500 Report

I have been told that chromium picolinate is the better delivery system to help with weight loss as well. The article disputes the dosage. Do you have any suggestions on what kind of dose actually shows results?

berrykins0 2011-09-07 18:37:25 -0500 Report

i take vitamin pills that have an amount of 100% daily value on them120 mcg thats the amount on the bottle. these are walmart brand i buy there compared to one a day womans vitamins. this is way to get what you need i will try to find out more ways that you can get chromium

TsalagiLenape 2011-09-06 11:38:50 -0500 Report

Or what foods we need to be able to increase it?

berrykins0 2011-09-07 18:39:40 -0500 Report

i take vitamins that have 120mcg thats a 100% daily value amount these are walmart brand thats compare to one a days woman vitamins. i will try to find other ways you can get it

berrykins0 2011-09-08 07:42:20 -0500 Report

vitamin pills are equate thats walmart off brand name for them biotin 30mcg 10% of daily value in the vitamin pills

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