DRI: 30 mcg/day
Toxic level: 10 mg/day
Food sources of chromium include brewer's yeast, lean meats (especially processed meats), cheeses, pork kidney, whole-grain breads and cereals, molasses, spices, and some bran cereals.
A shortage of chromium may also lead to anxiety, fatigue, glucose intolerance (particularly in people with diabetes), inadequate metabolism of amino acids, and an increased risk of arteriosclerosis.
- Chromium is needed for energy, maintains stable blood sugar levels.
- Chromium supplements for type 2 diabetes it reduce blood sugar levels.
- Chromium is advertised as a weight-loss aid and a way to improve lean muscle and reduce body fat.
- Helps lower blood pressure.