Chromium Trace Mineral And Your Body – Friends Forever #AMCoffee

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You are familiar with macronutrients in your body that make it going: Fats, Carbohydrates, Proteins. To make them digested and turn into energy, interact with each other in a proper way and perform in your body is possible with this amazing trace mineral called Chromium.

Chromium is responsible for turning food into energy, to put it in a very simplified way. It is an essential member of the metabolic cycle from helping to transport insulin to the cells, regulate metabolic cycles of proteins and fats, and to stay on guard, essentially, of the balanced blood sugar levels.

Due to chromium’s big role in the metabolic processes, it can help raise HDL, good cholesterol levels, play a preventative role in a heart disease, and play the key role in prevention of glucose intolerance that is part of the condition called Type II Diabetes.

Chromium deficiency is common in this country but at a relatively mild rate, 25-50% of population has mild deficiency of chromium. Chromium is absorbed by our bodies at a very low rate. That is you cannot load yourself up with supplements or foods rich in chromium and absorb it all! Nope, it does not work this way, luckily for us.

As we become older, the absorption rate becomes even lower! Just keep that in mind when planning your meals as you age and taking multivitamin. Ask your doctor about it and consult with her or him on the regular basis, as your body is changing.

Chromium deficiency can manifest itself in many illnesses within the body, anxiety and fatigue included. The other conditions are:

• Altered cholesterol metabolism
• Accelerated atherosclerosis
• Decreased growth in young people
• Delayed healing time after injuries or surgery

As it is with any supplement, you gotta head to your doctor to ask questions about chromium supplementation! There are many other vitamins and minerals that can prevent or slowdown the absorption of chromium in your body:

  • Vitamin C
  • Niacin (vitamin B3)
  • Beta-blockers (such as atenolol or propanolol)
  • Corticosteroids
  • Insulin
  • Nicotinic acid
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS)
  • Prostaglandin inhibitors (such as ibuprofen, indomethacin, naproxen, piroxicam, and aspirin)

Foods that boast of chromium:

• Brewer’s yeast
• Broccoli
• Romain lettuce
• Raw onions
• Ripe tomatoes
• Apples
• Bananas
• Green beans
• Potatoes
• Grape juice
• Milk products
• Beef and poultry
• Whole grain products

FYI: Science does not know how much chromium our bodies need. I read that the toxic amounts have not been recorded. There’s no RDA (recommended dietary allowance) for chromium. But experts came up with the minimum amount the generally healthy population should get based on webMD.

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  1. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

    AM COFFEE – Sign In! HELLO, Everyone!

    CHROMIUM is one of the KEY Trace Minerals our bodies need on the daily basis.

    As it is involved in a metabolic cycle, it does pay to learn and know more about this trace mineral!

    Enjoy the post today. The discussion points are tiny, so I decided to pull all information into one post instead.

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      • Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

        Hei, Karen,
        If you have any questions on Chromium, just leave them in comments here.
        I’ll dig information up!
        I would love to find an expert on Chromium who would talk to us in more detail and present rare facts that are not easily found online.

    • I would like to go more in depth in this. I am curious.

    • Amanda Alvarado says:

      I’m sure I’m getting enough Chromium just from my daily diet! I find it interesting that some of the other vitamins we need affect the rate of absorption of Chromium.

  2. Laura, Celebrate Woman Today says:

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