Chromium isn’t a substance many have heard of or taken the time to learn about, but it does have a lot of great benefits. Chromium is a metal, but in the body it is known as a trace element, meaning that very small doses are needed for human health. So what does it do? Well, it can help to control blood sugar levels, fight depression, lower the bad cholesterol and raise the good, help with weight loss and even aid in building muscle. Pretty cool right? You can get Chromium supplements in two common forms, Chromium Picolinate and Chromium Polynicotinate. Typical dosing is between 25 and 35 mcgs, but be sure to read the label and if unsure consult with your physician. It is important to note that the supplement form of Chromium is thought to be much less effective than naturally occurring Chromium in food sources. Great sources of Chromium are carrots, potatoes, broccoli, whole grains molasses, eggs, beef and brewer’s yeast. But many other unprocessed natural foods contain Chromium as well. Either way you choose, this trace element can have a big impact on your health.