Chromium is an essential trace mineral that plays an important role in helping insulin regulate blood glucose. Along with a nutritious diet, chromium may help maintain healthy blood sugar levels already within a normal range. Chromium is naturally found in sources such as brewer's yeast, black pepper and dried beans. In addition, chromium is a component of a number of enzymes that release energy from cells and is required for proper receptor functioning necessary for nutrient metabolism. This formulation contains trivalent, biologically active chromium.