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The Good and Bad News About Chromium and Blood Sugar

Chromium is a trace metal that plays a role in metabolizing carbohydrates.  It is the central molecule of glucose tolerance factor (GTF), a compound that helps insulin attach to a cell’s receptors. This allows glucose to be taken up by a cell and used for fuel, rather than continue circulating in the bloodstream and eventually wreaking havoc on blood vessels and organs.  When chromium is deficient in the body, glucose cannot be metabolized properly. This sets the stage for insulin r... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Thursday, December 1, 2016