Sports Supplements The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly! Part 2

Chromium was popularized after studies revealed that exercise increased chromium loss, which raised the idea that many athletes may be chromium deficient. The theory is that chromium enhances the action of insulin, especially in relation to protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism. However, promoters (manufacturers) of chromium supplements claim that it reduces body fat, increases muscle tone and increases energy. Although some early studies seemed to indicate that chromium helped subjects reduce body fat and increase lean body tissue (muscle), recent studies refute these claims.

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