Control Your Sweet Tooth and Lower Blood Sugar with Chromium

Video: Dr. Mark Stengler, NMD discusses the mineral chromium.

Have you heard of the mineral chromium? It’s not a magical ticket to great health — no one thing is. But in many ways, chromium is highly beneficial.

It has been shown in studies to lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. What it does is help your insulin transport blood sugar into cells to be burned as fuel more effectively. Even if you don’t have diabetes, chromium supplementation can help your blood sugar levels stay healthy. (Remember, when your blood sugar doesn’t get burned as fuel, the body stores it as fat!)

Additionally, chromium can help control your cravings for sweets…

Here at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine, we see plenty of patients with a variety of health problems related to body weight. We offer individualized weight loss programs for patients of all ages to target causes of weight gain, and through exercise, specific nutrition and hormone balancing, we are able to help patients lose significant weight — and keep it off!

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