Chromium: an essential trace mineral needed for glucose tolerance and sugar regulation. Deficiency means high cholesterol, heart trouble, diabetes or hypoglycemia, poor carbohydrate and fat metabolism, and premature aging. Supplementation can reduce blood cholesterol levels, increase HDL cholesterol levels, and diminish atherosclerosis. Great effectiveness as a biologically active form of GTF (chromium, niacin, and glutathione) to control diabetes through insulin potentiation. For athletes, chromium supplements are a healthy, safe way to convert body fat to muscle. For dieters, chromium curbs the appetite as it raises body metabolism. 200mcg to 600mcg of chromium picolinate appears to be most biologically active. Food sources: brewer's yeast, clams, honey, whole grains, cheese, liver, corn oil, grapes, raisins.