Minerals

Chromium



Last update: 2.5.2017.

Chromium

Supplement Watch - Chromium

General information for Chromium

A key role for chromium in the body is related to control of blood sugar. That is why there has been so much hype around it as a weight loss mineral.

Benefits of Chromium

A key role for chromium in the body is related to control of blood sugar.

Deficiency symptoms / disease

N/A

Overdose symptoms / disease

N/A

FDA facts for Chromium

(Daily value/Recommended dietary allowance/Adequate intake)

Recommended intakes of nutrients vary by age and gender and are known as Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) and Adequate Intakes (AIs). However, one value for each nutrient, known as the Daily Value (DV), is selected for the labels of dietary supplements and foods. A DV is often, but not always, similar to one's RDA or AI for that nutrient. DVs were developed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help consumers determine the level of various nutrients in a standard serving of food in relation to their approximate requirement for it. The label actually provides the %DV so that you can see how much (what percentage) a serving of the product contributes to reaching the DV.

Data from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Daily values.

RDA/AI value not found in database

Food sources for Chromium

Broccoli

Oats

Barley

Apples

Bananas

Chicken

Brown rice

Tomatoes

Grean beans

External links

Wikipedia-Chromium MedlinePlus-Minerals NIH-Chromium