chromium

Not just weight loss: Chromium also lowers heart attack risk

Chromium is a trace element that helps balance blood sugar and may aid in weight loss. New research suggests that chromium deficiency is linked to a higher risk of heart attacks, and that the mineral may aid in healthy cholesterol levels. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University conducted a study across eight European countries and Israel [...]

Not just weight loss: Chromium also lowers heart attack risk 2018-02-15T15:53:02+00:00

Weight-loss Wonders? Four common supplements linked to staying slim

Research shows that, on average, we gain between 10 (men) and 16 (women) pounds of body weight from age 25 to 50. Is there anything that can be done to change the slow march of weight gain that precedes middle age? Researchers suggest that the ingestion of four common supplements could. The researchers reviewed the [...]

Weight-loss Wonders? Four common supplements linked to staying slim 2015-09-09T13:50:27+00:00

Diabetes: Finding a healthy balance

Diabetes is a serious and growing health problem in the Western world. Recent figures put the estimate at about 5% of the population, of which 90% is type II or adult-onset diabetes. This type is thought to be most related to diet and lifestyle choices. Though there is no “cure” for diabetes, there are many [...]

Diabetes: Finding a healthy balance 2015-09-09T13:52:21+00:00

Mineral/herb combo cuts cholesterol

At the Department of Physiology at Georgetown University Medical Center, researchers conducted a pilot study on the effects of chromium and grape seed extract on subjects with elevated cholesterol. High cholesterol is quite prevalent in North America, and is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease. There are many drugs to help lower blood cholesterol, [...]

Mineral/herb combo cuts cholesterol 2015-09-09T13:52:22+00:00

Balance blood sugar with chromium

Chromium is an essential nutrient involved in normal carbohydrate and fat metabolism. It also helps regulate blood sugar, which can improve the glucose/insulin system in people with hypoglycemia, diabetes and other blood sugar disorders. At the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center in Maryland, researchers tested chromium supplementation on patients with type 2 diabetes. They tested [...]

Balance blood sugar with chromium 2018-02-15T15:53:45+00:00

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