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Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredChromium, a mineral involved in glucose metabolism, is important for the synthesis of cholesterol, fats, and protein. Health-food gurus advocate chromium, usually in the form of chromium picolinate, for everything from weight loss to cholesterol reduction, to alleviation of depression, to treatment of hypoglycemia and diabetes. Chromium has also been said to prevent osteoporosis, to build muscle, and to promote longevity.
Julie T. Chen, MD, Integrative Medicine, answered
Chromium is an important part of the insulin functioning in our body; it helps with sugar regulation and balancing. Watch integrative medicine expert Julie Chen, MD, discuss how chromium works and the healthy benefits of taking a chromium supplement.
Mark Liponis, MD, Internal Medicine, answered
Chromium supplements can be beneficial if you need to whittle your waist, says integrative medicine specialist Dr. Mark Liponis. Watch the video to learn how to use chromium to banish extra belly fat.
Ashley Koff, RD, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered
Chromium may be a micronutrient, but it's got major health benefits -- especially for people who are worried about developing diabetes.Watch this video of Dr. Oz guest and registered dietitian Ashley Koff to find out why.
Lindsey Duncan, Nutrition & Dietetics, answeredChromium is essential for glucose tolerance and blood sugar regulation. For athletes, chromium is a healthy, safe way to convert body fat to muscle. For dieters, chromium curbs the appetite as it raises the metabolism.