CHROMIUM (Cruciferate) may lower cholesterol levels and triglyceride levels. It also is known to promote weight loss by regulating insulin/glucose levels, thereby burning fat for energy instead of muscle and facilitates the transport of insulin, glucose, amino acids and other vital substances into the body’s cells.
Chromium, as a insulin-sensitive substance, has been found to reduce urinary excretion of hydroxyproline (compound of skin and bone) and is used as the index of bone matrix turnover and calcium loss in postmenopausal women. Chromium can raise DHEA which may be important in the preservation of postmenopausal bone density. In the case of diabetes and hypoglycemia, chromium improves glucose tolerance and increases the number of insulin receptors on red blood cells, thereby, reducing insulin resistance. It also lowers cholesterol and triglycerides levels. By increasing the good HDL cholesterol, the cardiovascular diseases, associated with high cholesterol and high triglyceride levels can be alleviated.