How it helps
■ Helps the body metabolize and store carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
■ Enhances the action of insulin and can help diabetics.
■ Low plasma levels in the blood can indicate coronary heart
Where chromium can be found
Brown rice, cheese, meat, whole grains and beer.
What are the signs of deficiency?
Anxiety, fatigue, glucose intolerance (especially for people with diabetes).
■ The average North American diet is chromium deficient due to the inadequate natural supplies in the soil and water supplies.
■ Excessive intake can lead to toxicity symptoms such as dermatitis and gastrointestinal ulcers.
■ Chromium is best absorbed when it is taken in the form called chromium picolinate.
Vitamins and Minerals: A Self-Hep Guide
This book provides a simple overview of the common vitamins and minerals available to help you supplement your diet when appropriate.
The information within this book is basic and does not claim to provide in any way comprehensive information of the subject matter but hopefully it can point you in the right direction when you need more information. All the information has come primarily from the government and authoritative bodies recommending daily intakes and pinpointing the limits of dosages per day. Experts in the field have tried to make the information easy to follow in this book.