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Chromium

From fat metabolism to depression, we look into chromium.
Sophie Medlin
Head of Nutritional Research
February 17, 2020
1 min read

Major Functions

Insulin efficiency - Fat metabolism

In every dose

100mcg (equal to 10 cups of broccoli or a 9lb turkey breast)

What’s in it for my brain?

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

Fringe 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.


Evidence

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.

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This product is not designed to replace a varied and balanced diet. Do not exceed stated dose. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking any medication, please consult your doctor before use. Do not use it if the sachet has been opened. Store in a cool, dry place. Keep out of reach of children.