Recommended daily intake= 35 mcg

  1. Broccoli
  2. Apple
  3. Banana King
  4. Grape
  5. Orange juice
  6. Garlic
  7. Basil
  8. Whole grains

%DV: 120 mcg

Deficiency symptoms

  1. poor blood sugar maintenance
  2. elevated blood cholesterol and triglycerides
  3. inhibition of protein synthesis and energy production
  4. heart disease
  5. obesity
  6. Increase the symptoms of iron deficiency in anemic patient


  1. breakdown of fats
  2. stimulates fatty acid and cholesterol synthesis
  3. important for brain function
  4. aids in insulin action
  5. aid in protein metabolism
  6. Decrease the risk of cardiovascular diseases

Overdose:  the Institute of Medicine has not established a Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) for chromium

Excess: excreted in the urine

Solubility:  insoluble in water

Side effects of high intake:

  1. It is a potential reproductive tract toxin
  2. Pulmonary irritant effects following inhalation of chromium dust
  3. allergic dermatitis following dermal exposure to chromium
  4. severe liver effects
  5. Gastrointestinal ulcer and inflammation
  6. dizziness, headache, and weakness