Have you ever heard of a chromium deficiency being the reason behind why some kids get light headed easily after workouts and others don't? I heard it and wasnt sure if there is any truth behind it. Thoughts?
Chromium helps with the body's production of insulin. When it is supplemented it will enhance insulin's effects in the body and improve the uptake of glucose, thereby causing better blood circulation and maintenance of blood sugar level. If your blood sugar levels are all over the place because of poor dieting then that will cause you to feel light-headed because of sudden spikes in insulin. Most Americans are chromium deficient because of poor diet. You can buy it from local wal-marts or GNC in the form of Chromium Picolinate. I think it is a very helpful supplement to help maintain healthy and steady energy levels throughout the day and it also helps build muscle and reduce body fat.
If you don't feel like taking a pill form of Chromium you can get it from foods like corn-on-the-cob, buckwheat, apples, beets, tomatoes, wheat germ and bran, and sweet potatoes.