Chromium is a mineral which is important for the smooth running of carbohydrate metabolism. It is necessary for the proper functioning of insulin and for maintaining the blood sugar content. In addition, chromium also plays a role in fat metabolism.

Source

Cereal products with a high amount of bran contain lots of chromium. Furthermore, chromium is mostly found in shellfish, brewer’s yeast, whole wheat bread, vegetables, cane molasses, meat and liver.

Effect

Shortage

In case of severe malnutrition, a shortage of chromium may occur. This can lead to increased glucose concentration and cholesterol levels in the blood and weight loss.

Overdose

There are no known adverse effects of an excessive intake of chromium.

Considerations

Facts