Chromium

Category:
Minerals

Type:
Trace Minerals

Functions:
Energy release, sugar and fat metabolism, potentiates the action of insulin

Deficiencies:
Impaired glucose tolerance, elevated circulating insulin

Toxicity:
Limited primarily to occupational exposure (non-dietary) in hexavalent chromium

Recommended Intakes:
Estimated Safe and Adequate Daily Dietary Intake:
50 - 200 µg/day for adults

Food Sources:
Fruits, vegetables, vegetable oils, whole grains, seeds, brewer's yeast