Chromium Plays An Important Role in Hypoglycemia

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Chromium Plays An Important Role in Hypoglycemia

Chromium is vital to blood sugar control and works closely with insulin in facilitating the uptake of glucose into cells. Without chromium, the action of insulin is blocked and the level of glucose rises. A chromium deficiency may be an underlying factor in the many cases of North Americans who have diabetes, hypoglycemia or are obese.

Although there is no RDA for chromium, it appears that humans need at least 200 micrograms each day. Chromium in the body can be depleted by eating refined sugars, white flour products and by lack of exercise. In addition to the regular consumption of chromium-rich foods, the diabetic and hypoglycemic should supplement the diet with 200 to 400 micrograms of chromium each day. Chromium polynicotinate, chromium picolinate and chromium-enriched are suitable forms of dietary supplements.

excerpt from Diabetes and Hypoglycemia by Michael Murray

Canadian Health Reform Products Ltd.

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By Michael Murray

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