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How does chromium help my blood sugar?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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In brief: Chromium is an…

…essential trace mineral that has the ability to increase Insulin sensitivity in diabetics & pre-diabetics (impaired glucose tolerance).
As a metal, there is a risk of toxicity when taken as a supplement. Most sources advise getting needed chromium from food—whole grain breads & cereals, lean meats, cheeses, black pepper, thyme, brewer's yeast, onions, tomatoes, potatoes, oysters.

In brief: Chromium is an…

…essential trace mineral that has the ability to increase Insulin sensitivity in diabetics & pre-diabetics (impaired glucose tolerance).
As a metal, there is a risk of toxicity when taken as a supplement. Most sources advise getting needed chromium from food—whole grain breads & cereals, lean meats, cheeses, black pepper, thyme, brewer's yeast, onions, tomatoes, potatoes, oysters.
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Getting adequate chromium from food sources may also help lower LDL & triglycerides & raise HDL.
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