Benefits of chromium
Chromium is needed to control blood sugar levels. It also helps to transport proteins. The content of this vital mineral in the human body is very low. Chromium helps stimulate metabolic enzymes. In addition, the mineral is necessary for the synthesis of fatty acids.
Chromium in food and chromium sources
Chromium is found in yeast, liver, beet and beet sugar, whole grain bread, meat, and mushrooms. It should be noted that chromium has a very low absorption capacity. This means that even if beets and yeast are consumed, chromium may not be absorbed by our body through food.
Uses of chromium
Chrome is popular among weightlifters and bodybuilders. However, studies have shown that most bodybuilders suffer from severe chromium deficiency. It is therefore recommended to consume chromium in the form of a food supplement. It is especially good to take the mineral with niacin or vitamin B. Chromium is also used to reduce sweetness.
Chromium deficiency can lead to diabetes, fatigue and obesity. In addition, heart disease can occur. Insufficient chromium intake reduces insulin susceptibility. This means that the cells can no longer absorb glucose.
Chromium side effects and overdose
Symptoms of chromium overdose include fatigue, vomiting, fever, arrhythmias, insomnia, and mood swings. In addition, excessive chromium intake can lead to liver and kidney damage.
Where can buy chromium in Estonia?
In Estonia, chromium can be purchased from our e-shop fits.ee. Chromium is also sold in FITS Tallinn stores located at Haabersti 1, Tallinn (E-R 10-20; L: 10-15) and Linnamäe tee 3, Tallinn (E-R 10-20; L: 10-15). The stores are located in shopping malls next to the checkouts.