A note on chromium supplementation

We know that a diet high in refined grains and sugars increases chromium depletion. In fact, with high sugar intake, chromium loss in the urine can be increased by as much as 300 percent. Strenuous exercise, aging, pregnancy, poor absorption, infection, chronic steroid use, and trauma can all increase chromium loss.

Most commercial brands are available as chromium picolinate, even though the body uses a form called GTF-chromium. (GFT stands for glucose tolerance factor). A debate rages over which form is the best. Personally, I favor GTF form, since it is found naturally in our bodies, but good studies exist that support the efficacy of the picolinate form as well.

Health and Nutrition Secrets (that can save your life), Dr Russell L. Blaylock, MD

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