Chromium is a low-dose mineral present in many foods (broccoli, potatoes, whole-grain products, beef, and poultry). Chromium Picolinate is the safest form of Chromium found in dietary supplements. It promotes the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats by enhancing the potency of the hormone insulin, which in turn controls the absorption of amino acids. Sufficient Chromium improves the lowering of blood sugar, preventing the risk of type 2 diabetes. Chromium also allows minerals to absorb better by surrounding it with neutral molecules, which allows passing into the cell membrane.