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Does anyone know anything about using chromium to help lower blood sugr

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tamara2065

Asked by tamara2065 at 11:57 PM on May. 19, 2011 in Health

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    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 11:57 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • Chromium is needed because your body's natural insulin-balancing system works best when it is present. It improves carbohydrate metabolism and helps control blood sugar levels. It may help even out sugar-induced mood swings and perhaps even sugar cravings. High sugar intake actually depletes the body of chromium. Usually between 200-400 mcg, in divided doses, improves your cells' ability to use insulin. Keep in mind that both stress and infection increase the amount of chromium required for good health.
    FootballMom85

    Answer by FootballMom85 at 7:04 AM on May. 20, 2011

  • Please read up on some actual studies and talk to your doc about this... the BEST way to control your blood sugar is thru DIET and exercise!!!!!

    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 8:38 AM on May. 20, 2011

  • I agree w/Crafty26, diet/exercise is best but if you're already doing both, talk to your doctor about how/if chromium can help.
    FootballMom85

    Answer by FootballMom85 at 8:52 AM on May. 20, 2011

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