Chromium (クロム)

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Characteristics of nutrients

  • The smallest amount of essential minerals
  • Approximately 2 mg is present in the body
  • It is hardly absorbed and almost excreted
  • Ingestion with vitamin C increases absorption rate
  • It is widely included in millet, vegetables, meat, fish, etc.
  • Trivalent chromium and hexavalent chromium are present
  • Food contains mostly trivalent chromium

Function of nutrients

  • Enhancement of insulin action
  • Decrease in cholesterol level
  • Regulation of lipids in the blood
  • Involved in various metabolism in the body
  • Prevent night blindness

When nutrients are deficient

  • There is no worry of deficiency in normal diet
  • Diabetes, weight loss, peripheral neuropathy, stupor, corneal disorders etc.

When nutrients overdose

  • There is no worry that excessive symptoms will develop in normal diet
  • Please be aware of hypernutrition due to dietary supplements
  • Headache, insomnia, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain
  • Renal disorder, hepatic disorder, hematopoietic disorder, central nervous disorder etc.

Food that contains a lot of Chromium

FoodstuffIngredient per 100g (㎍)
Sea lettuce160
green laver39
Chopped kelp33
Matsutake (raw)14
Brown sugar13
Kelp tea13
Beef Jerky11
Dried tomatoes11
Dried grapes9


  • The minimum amount of essential minerals (about 2 mg in the body)
  • Absorption rate rises with vitamin C and ingestion
  • Lack in normal eating habits, without worrying about excess
  • Be aware of excess supplementation
  • Trivalent chromium and hexavalent chromium are present
  • Trivalent chromium