Chromium deficiency causes low energy levels and chronic fatigue.
Symptom Quiz & Video
For detailed Chromium help watch the video above and/or read below. Here is the link for additional help.
How to Correct a Chromium Deficiency
Q u i z !
Which of These 7 Chromium Warning Symptoms Do You Actually Have?
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Causes of Low Chromium:
- Stress - physical, mental (athletes)
- Refined foods
- Prolonged, strict weight loss diets
Regulates Blood Sugar
This chemical element helps to regulate blood sugar. It is necessary for the absorption of sugar into the blood stream and to help drive sugar, in the form of glucose, into the cells so that it can be used as fuel.
Deficiency can cause Fatigue
Lack of this chemical element results in the distorted function of insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. This can cause fluctuating energy levels and possibly relates to the cause of chronic fatigue.
Can cause Weight Problems, etc.
Supplements May Help:
Diabetics and people with hypoglycemia may benefit from supplementation, on the recommendation of their doctor. Some studies have shown that moderate increases in chromium have helped a number of people lose weight.
Some of the best foods to add chromium to your diet are brewer's yeast, whole grain cereal, grapes, raisins, lentils, wheat germ, dried peas, potatoes, wheat bran, eggs, and shellfish (don't eat shellfish unless you know they are from unpolluted waters).
- Brewer's Yeast
- Whole Grain Cereal
- Wheat Germ
- Dried Peas
- Wheat Bran
- Shellfish (from unpolluted waters)
Little in Most Fruits and Vegetables
Most fruits and vegetables contain almost none of this chemical element.
Stress, physical and mental, causes a loss of chromium from the body. For example, athletes lose high levels of it in their urine, and may require supplementation.
Minimize Refined Foods
Diets high in refined foods (white flour, sugar, etc.) are likely to be deficient.
Alcoholism or Weight Loss Diet?
Alcoholism and prolonged, strict weight loss diets may also cause deficiencies.
It is also involved in the digestion and metabolism of fats, sugars and proteins.
Not in Many Foods,
or in Processed Foods
It is not found in a wide variety of foods and unfortunately some of the best sources -- whole wheat, rye and barley -- lose up to 95% of the mineral when they are refined.