Chromium is a trace mineral that aids in the digestion of proteins, fatty acids and carbohydrates.
Chromium contributes to:
- normal macronutrient metabolism.
Macronutrients are the energizing nutrients, carbohydrate, fat, protein and alcohol. Chromium contributes to the turnover of these macronutrients.
- to maintain normal blood glucose levels.
The concentration of glucose in the blood, the blood sugar, is very precisely regulated in humans about 5 mmol / l. The concentration is greatest right after a meal, but glucose is quickly used by the tissues. The balance is maintained by consumption and production of glucose at respectively the build-up and breakdown of glycogen in muscles and the liver, and in the formation of glucose by gluconeogenesis, ie. based on glycerol from adipose tissue and muscle lactic acid. The metabolism of the brain is entirely dependent on glucose which is supplied via the blood.
Normal Macronutrient Metabolism:
A nutrient is defined as a substance that, upon ingestion, contributes to the body's function, growth and metabolism.
In other words, it is all that helps our body to function, grow, etc.
These nutrients can then be further divided into 6 different groups.
The 6 nutrients are:
The 6 nutrients can then be divided into 2 subgroups:
Nutrients that provide energy
Nutrients that contribute to metabolism
Protein, carbohydrate and fat are also called macronutrients, where vitamins and minerals are called micro nutrients.
What is the metabolism?
Metabolism is a term for some chemical processes in the body that metabolise food, air and other into substances that all help the body function optimally.
Metabolism varies from person to person, as it is partly characterized by genes, but also by the diet we eat - and this is where the right nutrients are important.
There are various nutrients that contribute positively to the body's metabolism. It is often minerals that have this function.
Normal blood glucose levels:
Glucose turnover, how the body use glucose. Carbohydrate turnover accounts for up to half of human total energy turnover. In particular, carbohydrates are consumed in the form of starch and sucrose, which in the gastrointestinal tract is broken down into glucose. Glucose is absorbed from the intestine and is transported to the cells of the organism by blood. All cells of the human organism can burn glucose and thereby meet their energy needs.
The brain and red blood cells are dependent on a constant supply of glucose from the blood plasma, while, for example, the liver and muscles can store glucose in the form of glycogen for later use. The muscle glycogen depots provide the muscles with energy, whereas the liver glycogen depots are used to provide the brain tissue with the necessary glucose during periods when there is no absorption of glucose from the intestine.
Dosis: Daily recommended dose is 1 capsule daily with a meal.
N.B. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The supplement may not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. The intake of this supplement should not exceed the recommended dose. This product is not intended for pregnant, nursing mothers and children under 18 years.