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Chromium Supplement Benefits and Dosage

From fat metabolism to depression, we look into chromium.

Sophie Medlin
Sophie Medlin
Head of Nutritional Research
February 17, 2020
1 min read

Chromium functions

Insulin efficiency - Fat metabolism

Chromium dosage

The Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) for chromium is 40mcg per day. Heights Smart Supplement contains 100mcg (equal to 10 cups of broccoli or a 9lb turkey breast) so 250% of the NRV. That way you will get more than enough.

Chromium and the brain

There is some emerging evidence to suggest that chromium, alongside conventional treatments (i.e. antidepressants), may help to alleviate symptoms of depression.

Chromium benefits

  • Chromium affects the way that insulin behaves in our body 

  • Improves energy utilisation from food

Plays well with

B vitamins for energy release

Clever stuff

Chromium plays a role in DNA synthesis and gene expression, meaning it helps the process of turning an instruction into a function or a product, e.g. a protein.


Here’s a handful of relevant scientific studies on chromium.

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