Chromium (Cr)

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Functions

  • Glucose metabolism

Deficiency

  • Adult-onset diabetes

Good Sources

Natural

  • Meats
    • beef, chicken, pork, lamb, liver, oyster, shrimp
  • Vegetables
    • black pepper, green pepper, potato, spinach, parsnips, fresh chili, carrots
  • Fruit
    • apple, banana, orange, blueberries
  • cheese
  • egg
  • whole grains
  • beans
  • beer

Food Quantity mcg
Beef, round 3.5 oz 57
Whole wheat bread 1 slice 12
Green peeper 3.5 oz 19
Cheese, swiss 3.5 oz 11

Artificial

  • brewer's yeast
  • wheat bran
  • wheat germ

Adequate Intakes (AI)

  • Males (Adult)
    • 35 mcg
  • Female (Adult)
    • 25 mcg
  • Sufficient data to set RDA are unavailable

Tolerable Upper Intake Levels (UL)

  • Adults (19 to 50 years)
    • not yet determined

Intakes above UL may lead to negative health consequences.

Supplementation

  • Not necessary, not recommended


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