Moor Herbs “HIGH SCIENCE” Chromium Formulae is a blend of leaves, roots, and flowers that are high in Chromium. making this a an all natural way to boost your chromium levels.
Chromium is an essential trace mineral, metallic element, that improves insulin sensitivity and aids in metabolizing protein, carbohydrates (sugars), and lipids (fat). Chromium may also enhance muscle mass, weight loss, and glucose control.
Chromium is important in the breakdown of fats and carbohydrates. It stimulates fatty acid and cholesterol synthesis. They are important for brain function and other body processes. Chromium also aids in insulin action and glucose breakdown.
Some people take chromium to manage diabetes, weight gain, metabolic syndrome, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and blood cholesterol levels.
Lack of chromium may be seen as impaired glucose tolerance. It occurs in older people with type 2 diabetes and in infants with protein-calorie malnutrition. Taking a chromium supplement may help improve insulin resistance but is not recommended as the sole treatment for people with diabetes.
Because of the low absorption and high excretion rates of chromium, toxicity is not common.
Evidence supporting chromium for diabetes management dates back to a 1997 randomized controlled trial that evaluated whether higher intakes of chromium could improve glucose (blood sugar) and insulin levels in people with type 2 diabetes.3 Researchers gave 180 participants with diabetes 100 mcg chromium picolinate, 500 mcg chromium picolinate, or a placebo twice a day for four months.
At two and four months, the 500 mcg group had significantly lower fasting serum glucose concentrations than the 100 mcg group. In addition, compared to placebo, both chromium groups had significantly reduced fasting insulin concentrations and insulin concentrations after a glucose challenge at two and four months.