Chromium in controlling diabetes and metabolic aspects
- Advances in Obesity, Weight Management & Control
Ahed J Alkhatib1,2
Chromium can be found chemically in different forms among which trivalent form is beneficial and hexavalent is toxic. Chromium has various benefits in acting as antioxidant agent. It has been widely studied in metabolic diseases. Chromium was found to help in improving the function of insulin and accordingly it can be used in controlling type 2 diabetes. As a conclusion, chromium supplementation should be considered in controlling diabetes and other metabolic diseases.
chromium, trivalent chrome, hexavalent chrome, diabetes, metabolic disease