Chromium

Classified as a metal on the periodic table, chromium was not discovered as an essential nutrient until 1959.

Why You'll Love Chromium

The Blood Sugar Supporter

It’s now known for its ability to regulate blood sugar and works by stimulating insulin action. Chromium has demonstrated direct involvement in the metabolism of all three macronutrients: carbohydrates, fats, and protein.

Our chromium supplement

Form

Pill form

Chromium picolinate

Capsule

GMO
free

Gluten
free

Lactose
free

No artificial
colors

Vegan
options

Food sources

Fruits and vegetables:

broccoli, potatoes, basil, grape juice, orange juice, apples, bananas

Meats:

turkey, beef

Some grains and legumes

Recommended intake

20-35 mcg/day

adequate intake (AI),
depending on age, gender,
pregnancy, and lactation status

Key functions

Supports blood sugar regulation*

Supports nutrient metabolism*

Supports hormone regulation*

May play a role in reducing
carbohydrate cravings*

Only about 2% of dietary chromium is absorbed.

Only about 2% of dietary chromium is absorbed. Source: National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements

Still, chromium deficiency in humans is rare. It is suspected to be more common among older adults and those with certain health conditions, however.

Food sources

Fruits and vegetables:

broccoli, potatoes, basil, grape juice, orange juice, apples, bananas

Meats:

turkey, beef

Some grains and legumes

Recommended intake

20-35 mcg/day

adequate intake (AI),
depending on age, gender,
pregnancy, and lactation status

Key functions

Supports blood sugar regulation*

Supports nutrient metabolism*

Supports hormone regulation*

May play a role in reducing
carbohydrate cravings*

Our chromium

The kind of chromium supplement matters in order to get the most benefit.

We use chromium picolinate, which is the most bioavailable form of chromium. Other chromium supplements, such as chromium chloride and chromium polynicotinate, have been shown to have poor bioavailability.

References

This fact sheet by Baze is for information purposes only and should not take the place of medical advice. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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