Flashcards in Chromium Deck (13):
is chromium a trace element, vitamin, or mineral?
what are its two functions? chromium
glucose tolerance, reduced cravings for fat but not carbohydrates
what does its function of being a glucose tolerance factor do? chromium
helps uptake glucose into cell via insulin
what were the results of 3 patients on TPN? chromium
when it was promoted for weight loss did it work? chromium
didnt affect muscle growth or fat loss
what are the deficiency symptoms? chromium
it might associated with maturity onset diabetes?
what are the toxicity symptoms in fruit flies? chromium
sterility and genetic mutations
what are the two toxicity symptoms in mice? chromium
possible skeletal defects, cancer of glands and penis (pheromones)
whats the toxicity symptom in humans? chromium
renal failure b/c deposited in kidney
what are the recommendations? chromium
men 35 micro grams, women 25 micro grams
whats the upper limit? chromium
no determinable upper limit?
do we take these as supplements? chromium