When the pancreas functions are disturbed, pathological biochemical changes in the metabolism are formed in the body. The absorption of vitamins and minerals consumed with food is much worse. Their additional receipt becomes vital for the endocrinological patient. What is the role of chromium in type 2 diabetes? How much should be used microelement? Is it true that drugs
Chromium in plants and food
Metals are necessary for normal functioning of the body. Some - in large quantities, they are called macronutrients. These include calcium, magnesium, sodium and others, others - in small. Paramagnetic trace element chromium is the hardest of all metals. He has a very weak magnetization ability. The lack of trace elements exacerbates metabolic disorders in the body, occurring with diabetes.
Calcium, potassium, manganese, magnesium, vanadium, chromium salts help to reduce the amount of lipids in the blood. They are involved in the synthesis of insulin in the cells of the pancreas. Chemical elements contribute to better absorption of carbohydrate foods. As a result, the amount of sugar in the blood is normalized.
Continuing numerous medical studies on the use of chromium for the treatment of diabetes prove the positive effect of the orange metal on the endocrine system. Solutions of green salts play the role of a catalyst (accelerator) in reactions involving insulin. Increases the effectiveness of the hormone. As a result, chromium preparations help lower blood glucose levels.
Chromium is found in plant objects (herbs, bark, fruits, leaves):
- mountain arnica;
- ginger medicinal;
- alder sulfur;
- noble laurels;
- Siberian fir;
- sabelnik swamp.
The use of their decoctions and infusions leads to the normalization of the interaction of insulin with receptors (nerve endings) of cells.
There is chrome in food:
- black pepper;
- beer yeast;
- the liver;
- wholemeal bread.
Medicine widely uses metallotherapy for problems with metabolism. The rate of chromium consumed is 0.2 milligram per day. In the same amount other trace elements should enter the body - cobalt, molybdenum, iodine.
Chrome in pharmaceuticals
Metals are in demand for the preparation of medicines. In the pharmacy there are combined preparations containing vitamins and minerals. The method of their use is usually the following: 1 tablet after a meal. The course is 60 days. Treatment is carried out twice a year with an interval of 4 months.
The imported preparation Centrum contains chromium, vitamins A, groups B, D, pantothenic acid, calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, silicon, boron and others. It presents an extensive range of components. When taking Centrum, overdose should be avoided. Side effects (nausea, vomiting) may occur.
Chromium preparations are presented in various formats (drops, capsules, tablets)
The active trivalent form of the metal is used as a biological additive. A chemical element in a different valence, as well as its excess, is toxic to the body.
A popular and more economical means endocrinologists believe chromium picolinate. Reviews of diabetics, patients with the second type, indicate that taking dietary supplements provides a weakening of appetite - discourages the desire to eat sugary foods.
Patients succeed in receiving Picolinate:
- more effective weight loss;
- to cope with depressive, anxiety, nervous disorders;
- improve the structure of blood vessel walls.
Chromium preparations are necessary for the prevention of atherosclerosis and hormonal disorders. During chromotherapy requires the maintenance of a low-carb diet. At the same time, it is necessary to abstain from food with easily digestible carbohydrates (sugar, sweets, grapes, bananas, products made from high-grade flour, rice, potatoes).
Chromium-containing products are carefully permitted, and synthetic and natural medicines are prescribed:
- pregnant and lactating women;
- patients with acute renal and hepatic insufficiency;
- children under the age of 16;
- patients suffering from Parkinson's syndrome.
Picolinate is packaged in plastic bottles of 100 pieces
The mechanism of action of metal in the body
Chromium salts are absorbed into the mucous membrane of the gastrointestinal canal and have an adsorption effect throughout the body. Metal atoms have a large surface. It vigorously plays physico-chemical processes that lead to the absorption of toxins - bacterial and formed during metabolic disorders. The flow of electrons arising at the same time positively affects all cells of the body.
Metal compounds enter various organs and accumulate there. Mainly in the liver, spleen, kidney, bone marrow. From there, chromium salts gradually penetrate the bloodstream and then are released from the body. Their long stay can last up to several months.
The release of chromium salts occurs mainly through the intestines and kidneys. In the final section of the gastrointestinal tract, renal tissue, they form insoluble compounds, therefore unnatural color of feces and urine is possible.
Metals as therapeutic agents have been successfully used since ancient times. For resistance to chemical attack and temperature, many of them are called noble (gold, silver). Research on the use of chromium salts in the treatment of endocrinological diseases continues.