Chromium Supplement Benefits and Dosage
From fat metabolism to depression, we look into chromium.
Insulin efficiency - Fat metabolism
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 affects the way that insulin behaves in our body
Improves energy utilisation from food
Plays well with
B vitamins for energy release
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.
Davidson, J. R., Abraham, K., Connor, K. M., & McLeod, M. N. (2003). Effectiveness of chromium in atypical depression: a placebo-controlled trial. Biological psychiatry, 53(3), 261-264.
McLeod, M. N., & Golden, R. N. (1999). Chromium potentiation of antidepressant pharmacotherapy for dysthymic disorder in 5 patients. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 60(4), 237-240.