Chromium is an essential trace mineral that’s required to make chromodulin which is required for insulin function in the body.1
It can be found in small amounts in food but it can also be found as a supplement.
Chromium is included in Blood Sugar Support by Beyond Vita®.
1. Helps Lower Blood Sugar
Since chromium is needed for insulin to function in the body, chromium deficiency has been linked with an increased risk of developing diabetes.2
A randomized clinical study from 2015 on 71 patients with high A1c found that chromium supplementation lowered fasting blood glucose an average of -31.0 mg/dL in patients with type 2 diabetes. The researchers concluded chromium had a beneficial effect on blood sugar control.5
Researchers also found in a study of 62,160 adults that people who used chromium supplements reduced their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 27%.6
Chromium may help lower blood sugar levels.
2. Heart Health
A majority of cholesterol in a person’s blood is made in their liver. A high LDL cholesterol level has been associated with heart disease. However raising HDL cholesterol can be beneficial.10
Chromium may be able to help improve heart health.
3. Weight Loss
Chromium may also be able to improve weight loss by reducing hunger and cravings.
In a 2008 study on chromium supplementation, researchers found chromium was able to reduce hunger, fat cravings and amount of food eaten.13
In a double-blind placebo-controlled study of 113 participants with depression over 8 weeks researchers found chromium supplementation reduced appetite and cravings.14
Another 6 month double-blind placebo-controlled study on 24 overweight adults with binge eating disorder found chromium helped to reduce eating frequency and weight.15
Chromium can help reduce hunger and cravings which helps with weight loss.
Chromium is an important mineral that may help improve blood sugar, heart health and lead to weight loss.*
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