Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sources of Chromium and Dosage For Disease Prevention and Treatment

Chromium is found in the following food sources:
- beer,
- brewer's yeast,
- brown rice,
- cheese,
- meat, and
- whole grains.

It may also be found in dried beans, blackstrap molasses, calf liver, chicken, corn and corn oil, dairy products, dried liver, dulse, eggs, mushrooms, and potatoes.

Dosage Ranges and Duration of Administration:
There are no RDAs established for chromium. The estimated safe and adequate daily dietary intakes of chromium are as follows:

Infants birth to 6 months: 10 to 40 mcg
Infants 6 to 12 months: 20 to 60 mcg
Children 1 to 3 years: 20 to 80 mcg
Children 4 to 6 years: 30 to 120 mcg
Children 7 to 10 years: 50 to 200 mcg
11+ years: 50 to 200 mcg

Dosage for disease prevention and treatment is typically 200 mcg chromium one to three times a day.

The Depletion Of GTF Chromium

Dr Walter Mertz indicated that:
"Type II Diabetes is not a disease. It is due to the deficiency of a natural element known as GTF."

Prof Dr Frank Mao Chia-Hung, PhD in Endocrinology and a dairy product specialist, discovered that the causes of diabetes are:
" more than 80% - lack of GTF chromium
about 10% - lack of insulin receptor
between 5%-10% - lack of insulin.

Most of the people, daily consume GTF chromium is less than 20% of those needed by our body. Furthermore our body is only able to absorb 05-2% of the GTF chromium that we consumed.

Insufficient intake of GTF chromium and excessive lost due to:
- aging
- obesity
- overwork
- low protein diet
- pregnancy
- surgery
- alcohol
- diseases

All those results in depletion of GTF chromium in our body.

According to Dr Stephen Davie's research report published in 1997, our bodies GTF chromium level declines with age.

When our body is lack of GTF chromium, glucose is unable to enter cells effectively. Glucose will accumulate in the blood vessels and result in a chain of health problems.

Using 180 people from Beijing, China, who had Type II diabetes, Richard Anderson, Ph.D., from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agriculture Research Service, proved that a daily 1,000 mcg (1 mg) dose of chromium picolinate could stabilize blood sugar in just two months. After four months of supplementation, they gained even stronger control of their blood glucose, insulin, and cholesterol.