I never thought that I would be interested in chemistry at a conscious age (at school, I had a solid 3 in all exact sciences). But the longer I live in the world, the more I am convinced that everything that surrounds us is chemistry and physics. Even love is called a chemical reaction! Or another example, very many of us sometimes desperately want sweet. Think just like that? Not. Just at this moment in the body does not have enough chromium!
I came across this information by chance, and she was very interested in me. The fact is that I myself and my daughters are big sweet-toes. Without a sweet, I can live a day, well, two. And then I will certainly cook or buy something. Everything is good in moderation, but sometimes there are too many goodies in our house (for example, today there were guests and brought a bunch of waffles). I would like not to lash out at them, but gradually.
It turns out that such a pathological craving for sweets is directly related to the presence of chromium in the body. Its main function is the regulation of blood sugar. Together with insulin, chromium moves sugar into body tissues, where it is further processed. If chromium is low, it means that the sugar is not normally delivered to the cells and there is a need to eat something delicious.
The most interesting thing is that the more you eat sweet, the more chrome comes out with urine. That is a vicious circle.
How much is required
I looked at the information in several sources and the data is different. As I understood, depending on age and position (more chromium is lost during pregnancy), it takes from 50 to 150 micrograms of trace element per day. If you took the substance in pills, then you need to take it in courses and take a break.
I haven’t reached the tablets yet (apparently, my addiction is not so strong yet), but decided to put on those products in which there is a lot of chromium. It:
– Brewer’s yeast
I studied the range of dietary supplements in a pharmacy and in an online pharmacy and realized that chrome is not produced in its pure form. Therefore, if someone is interested in information about the benefits of a trace element, keep in mind that you can find food supplements with it in combination with other elements. In vitamin complexes, chromium is also present, but you need to drink it completely.
Another thought occurred to me that my craving for sweets was caused not only by the lack of chromium, but also by the psychological habit. Therefore, together with the consumption of meat, liver and other products, one must still be restrained in eating tasty things 🙂
Have you ever taken chrome?