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that makes the body more sensitive to insulin, regulates CHOLESTEROL
and fatty acid production in the liver, and aids in the digestion of
If chromium is lacking, blood levels of cholesterol and fatty acids
is poorly metabolized, and, in severe deficiencies, there may be nerve
It has been known for some time that chromium is a key element in glucose utilization, and adult-onset diabetics have significantly lower hair chromium levels. Recent studies also show that hair chromium rises in gestational diabetes, suggesting that an underlying cause of glucose intolerance in gestational diabetes mellitus may not be chromium deficiency but instead impaired chromium utilization. Chromium, although an essential element, can be toxic at higher levels, as found in industrial exposure, causing hepatic peroxidative damage. Studies conducted on tannery workers indicated that exposure to leather tanning compounds resulted in elevated concentrations of hair chromium and that hair concentrations may provide an index of industrial exposure.
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Standard Process Supplements