*information obtained from African-American Healthy by Richard Walker Jr, M.D
Chromium is an essential trace mineral required enhancing insulin function (which is the hormone that regulates blood sugar) and aids in the metabolism of macronutrients and cholesterol. It also assists with the proper metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.
A compound naturally produced in the body, coenzyme Q10 improves blood sugar control, lowers blood pressure, and prevents oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Individuals with high blood sugar/cholesterol are often hard to be deficient in this compound.
Sources Tomatoes, apples, burros, grapes, mushrooms, green peppers, avocados, basil, onions, romaine lettuce
Deficiency Symptoms Alterations in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, proteins, and amino acids