Chromium is an essential mineral important for regulating sugar metabolism. Because the average American diet lacks adequate chromium, and because a high prevalence of metabolic issues is on the rise, chromium is needed more than ever to assist. n addition, large intakes of refined carbohydrates actually depletes chromium stores in the body. Chromium works closely with insulin to help cells utilize glucose (blood sugar). Those with blood sugar issues should consult their health care practitioner before using this product.