Nutrient #6 for Natural Weightloss: Chromium
Chromium is an element found in food that is essential for protein, carbohydrate, and fat metabolism. It helps to increase your bodys natural sensitivity to insulin, thus aiding in your natural weightloss program. Americans are particularly deficient in chromium, thanks to their typical diet high in refined foods and simple sugars. In fact, these unhealthy foods are not only low in chromium, but also increase chromium depletion.
In animal studies, chromium deficiency has been shown to negatively affect glucose tolerance, fat metabolism, protein synthesis, growth, and longevity. In addition, research suggests that chromium supplementation in overweight people may help them to lose weight. In one study evaluated at the USDA Nutrition Research Center confirms that chromium helps increase lean body mass and decrease the percentage of body fat, both factors in natural weightloss. There is also research that suggests chromiums effects may be long-term, providing benefits even after you stop taking it.
I recommend taking 200400 mcg of chromium picolinate.