Definitions for "Chromium"
has an ´´anabolic-like´´ effect when combined with exercise. The trace element Chromium may also help delay the onset of fatigue. It also plays a role in glucose metabolism. The addition of chromium to performance horse diets has been shown to reduce the build up of lactic acid at the end of strenuous exercise or the closing stages of a race, and to increase the horses ability to store glucose.
The effect of chromium on glucose metabolism apparently requires its conversion to glucose tolerance factor (GTF). GTF has been shown to potentiate the action of insulin at the cellular level. Also helps with increased triglycerides, insulin, carbohydrate sensitivity and reduced HDL. With adult onset diabetes has been shown to improve glucose tolerance.
a mineral that, as part of the Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF), works with insulin to regulate blood sugar levels. No RDA has been established. You can find more information and obtain chromium in our Muscle Therapy(tm) and Diet Therapy®.
A comparatively rare element occurring most abundantly in the mineral chromite. Atomic weight 52.5. Symbol Cr. When isolated it is a hard, brittle, grayish white metal, fusible with difficulty. Its chief commercial importance is for its compounds, as potassium chromate, lead chromate, etc., which are brilliantly colored and are used dyeing and calico printing. Called also chrome.
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Chromium (Cr) is a steel-gray, lustrous, hard, metallic element, and takes a high polish. The addition of a minimum of 12% chromium to steel makes stainless steel resist rust, or "stain-less" than other types of steel. The chromium in the steel combines with oxygen in the atmosphere to form a thin, invisible layer of chrome-containing oxide, called the "passive film." The film self-repairs in the presence of oxygen if the steel is damaged mechanically or chemically, and thus prevents corrosion from occurring.
Keywords:  rmeg
3.46 47.6 121/121 100/0/0 10/300/4,000 RMEG5
ND - 220 12 / 45 30 RMEG
Hexavalent chromium (chromium with a valence of 6) is harmful. Some local sewer codes limit the discharge of hexavalent chromium to 0.1 parts per million. When a dichromate bleach is mixed with other processing solutions that are alkaline and with solutions that contain reducing agents, such as thiosulfate, the chromium is precipitated as trivalent chromium hydroxide. The trivalent form is removed at the treatment plant in the primary and secondary sludge.
Keywords:  epa
0.05 0.05 4.40 EPA 200.7
Many studies have linked Chromium to increased weight loss.
This is thought to affect the breakdown of carbohydrates. Several studies have failed to show any benefit in weight loss after taking this drug.
Keywords:  drinking, sources, water
Not present in water sources and is not found in drinking water. 50 µg/l
0.050.05 4.40 200.7
0.0070.05 4.40 200.7
74 58.2 700
0.400 0.225 1.225 0.800 0.925
0.1 0.001 N.D. N.D. N.D. N.D. N.D. 0.003 N.D. N.D.