Vitamins & Minerals: Focus on Chromium

image Chromium is a trace mineral that works with insulin to help regulate and maintain normal amount of sugar, glucose, in the blood. It also plays a role in carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism. Chromium can be found naturally in foods and also comes in a variety of supplemental forms.

Recommended Intake

Age Group Adequate Intake (micrograms/day)
Female Male
0-6 months 0.2 0.2
7-12 months 5.5 5.5
1-3 years 11 11
4-8 years 15 15
9-13 years 21 25
14-18 years 24 35
19-50 years 25 35
50+ years 20 30
Pregnancy 18 years or younger 29 n/a
Pregnancy 18+ 30 n/a
Lactation 18 years or younger 44 n/a
Lactation 18+ 45 n/a

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