Chromium is an essential mineral that humans require for the proper metabolism of carbohydrates (sugars).
Our daily diet is our main source of chromium. However, the over-processing of foods significantly reduces the levels of chromium we can get from our diets. As a result, many American diets have been found to contain less chromium than the recommended daily intake.
People with diabetes often do not metabolize sugars adequately and have been found to have lower levels of chromium than healthy individuals without diabetes. Getting enough chromium from our diets is difficult. People with diabetes have a distinct nutritional requirement for higher levels of chromium that can be difficult to obtain through diet alone.
The Role of Chromium in the Dietary Management of Type 2 Diabetes
A large scale epidemiological study conducted by the Harvard University School of Public Health showed that people with type 2 diabetes have lower chromium levels than healthy subjects.
ZERAMAX™ is a patented medical food containing 1,200 mcg of chromium as chromium 2-pyridine carboxylate (Cr2PC) and 4 mg of biotin. It was specially formulated to address the unmet dietary need for chromium in patients with type 2 diabetes.
The ingredients in ZERAMAX™ have been medically evaluated together and alone in people with type 2 diabetes in double-blind, placebo-controlled, peer-reviewed clinical trials.
For more information about the way the chromium in ZERAMAX™ works in the body, please watch the ZERAMAX™ Mechanism of Action video.