Many people struggle with the control of food cravings. Being aware of this fact and knowing a little bit about our health and good nutrition can help when it comes to making wise decisions. A deficiency in certain minerals may contribute to carbohydrate and sugar cravings. Minerals (and their co-factors) are critical for adequate blood sugar control. Some to mention are magnesium, manganese, zinc, and chromium. Chromium is a co-factor with insulin and is essential for normal glucose utilization, for growth, and for longevity. Chromium is required for normal fat and carbohydrate metabolism. It is found naturally in meats, shellfish and whole grains.
What Does Chromium Do?
Combined with exercise and a sensible diet, chromium helps:
- Maintain healthy body weight and promotes normal energy metabolism
- Maintain healthy cholesterol levels and promotes cardiovascular health
- Promote normal insulin function and maintains healthy blood sugar levels
- Prevent fat rebound
How Does Chromium Work?
Chromium is responsible for increasing the action of insulin in the body. Insulin is a hormone responsible for transporting glucose inside cells and maintaining proper blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels in the body. Chromium helps insulin metabolize (burn) fat, turn protein into muscle and convert sugar into energy. In fact, chromium activated insulin increases the amount of blood sugar available for energy production nearly two-fold.
Chromium is the master nutrient for controlling blood sugar. It helps overcome sugar cravings and level out highs and lows associated with a high carbohydrate diet. Adding CHROMEMATE to your diet supports the conversion of food to energy and increases metabolic rate. It’s an important part of a complete weight loss program. Look for it in the supplement section of our nutrition store!