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Chromium is an essential trace element. It functions in an organic complex called Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF). GTF is responsible for chromiums many beneficial effects.Chromium depletion has been implicated in high blood cholesterol levels and in poor glucose tolerance. When considering blood sugar levels, chromium works together with the hormone insulin to regulate the levels.Chromium supplements have been used to treat a variety of disorders. Its primary use is in helping to maintain blood sugar levels in individuals tending towards diabetes. Chromium has also been shown to help lower cholesterol levels and increase lean muscle mass for people wishing to lose weight.Bio-Chromium contains 100g of organic chromium which is 25 times more bioavailable (absorbed) than inorganic chromium. Other forms may not be as bio-available or as safe.There are many scientific papers that show the beneficial effects of chromium preparations, particularly in reducing body fat and regulating blood glucose levels.There are no known drug interactions or contra-indications with other forms of medicament for chromium. Insulin dependent diabetics should only take chromium under medical supervision. This is because chromium may reduce the bodys need for insulin.