Chromium helps to improve insulin sensitivity and is often used to support weight loss, enhance muscle mass, and improve glucose control. Based on its impact on insulin, chromium is often studied among those living with poorly regulated blood sugar levels, offering potential proactive support.
There is sufficient evidence to support these claims, as chromium can support healthy and natural glucose levels, indirectly supporting numerous organs and internal systems that are severely impacted by poor blood glucose control.
Helping to maintain the normal metabolism of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, chromium has also been found to raise levels of HDL or “good” cholesterol, supporting optimal cardiovascular health.
Unfortunately, an estimated 25 to 50% of the American population is at least mildly deficient in chromium. This is believed to be linked to low chromium levels in the soil and a high intake of refined foods across the country.