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What is chromium used for?

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  • AStacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answered

    Your body needs chromium as part of the complex mechanisms that help your body use fats, carbohydrates, and protein. Chromium forms part of the natural compound glucose tolerance factor (GTF), which helps regulate how the hormone insulin maintains your blood sugar levels. The exact role of chromium in your metabolism and insulin production is still not fully understood, although researchers know it is necessary.

  • ACollin Lee, PharmD, Pharmacy, answered

    Your body needs chromium as part of the complex mechanisms that help your body use fats, carbohydrates, and protein. Chromium forms part of the natural compound glucose tolerance factor (GTF), which helps regulate how the hormone insulin maintains your blood sugar levels. The exact role of chromium in your metabolism and insulin production is still not fully understood, although researchers know it is necessary.

  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar):
    • Chromium has been studied in the treatment of diabetes and high blood sugar. It may also help regulate blood sugar in patients with low blood sugar disorders. More research is needed in this area to make a strong recommendation.
    • Polycystic ovary syndrome (glucose tolerance):
    • Chromium picolinate may help improve glucose tolerance in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. However, chromium does not appear to alter hormones. Additional research is needed to confirm these findings.
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