By Dr. Rick Tague
Currently, one in four Americans has abnormal blood sugar metabolism with some degree of elevated blood sugar and “insulin resistance.” Chromium was discovered in 1977 to be an essential nutrient and has been linked to improved health, fat loss and metabolic fitness…including improved blood sugar levels. Chromium helps insulin to do its job of lowering blood sugar by increasing insulin receptors on cells. When Chromium is available, blood sugar is transported into muscle cells and more readily available to be burned as energy. When Chromium is not available, blood sugar tends to float around in the blood, get turned into fat and eventually get stored as body fat.