Trace-elements
Trace-elements

Chromium

Source ? It can be found in brewer's yeast, meat, liver, green vegetables, potatoes and whole cereals.

What does it do ? Chromium is involved in the metabolism of macro-nutrients (carbohydrates, fats and proteins), which play a role in renewal of human body cells and help maintain normal blood sugar levels.

For whom ? Those who are feeling tired and irritable, and those wishing to prevent excessive blood sugar levels. It is also useful in controlling weight, being involved in management of storage of sugars in the form of fats in adipocytes.

Recommended intake:

Intake increases with age, from 25 mcg in young children to 70 mcg for those aged over 65.

Reference intake has been set at 40 mcg daily. 

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