Chromium absorption and metabolism

Absorption of chromium from food is poor with only 2 to 10 per cent of dietary intake being absorbed. Organic chromium is absorbed more efficiently than inorganic chromium. Absorbed chromium binds to proteins, including transferrin, which transport it in the bloodstream. Chromium absorptionChromium absorption is enhanced by the presence of oxalates and it is also higher in cases of iron deficiency. Chromium absorption may decline with age.

Most absorbed chromium is eliminated through the kidneys. Chromium may be stored in the skin, fat, brain, muscles, spleen, kidneys and testes.

 

 
 
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