Chromium
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Chromium

It is a natural element. Because every minute level of chromium is required for human health, it is referred to as an “essential trace element.” It is divided into two types. Foods and supplements containing trivalent chromium are safe for humans. Hexavalent chromium, on the other hand, is a known poison that can cause skin irritation and lung cancer. This, specifically trivalent chromium, is an essential trace element that is taken as a supplement by some people. Most importantly, It appears to increase insulin function and lower glucose levels in the body. It did, however, come with risks, and its usage is divisive.

Functions of chromium:

Sources of chromium:

How much we need it per day?

The amount of it you require each day depends on age, gender, sex, life stage, and other factors such as foods. Birth to 6 months 0.2 mcg for male and female, 1-3 years 11 mcg for male and females, 9-13 years 25 mcg for males and 21 mcg for females and for 51+ years 30 mcg for male and 20 mcg for females.

How much chromium in these foods?

  • Grape juice: 7.5 mcg
  • Brewer’s yeast: 3.3 mcg
  • Orange juice: 2.2 mcg
  • Beef: 2 mcg
  • Banana: 1 mcg

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