What is chromium? Chromium is a trace mineral which can help the weight loss and management. It is an essential element used by the body to form an organic complex called “Glucose Tolerance Factor” or GTF. GTF interacts with insulin to regulate blood sugar levels and encourages energy production from glucose. Chromium also suppresses appetite, hunger pangs and sugar cravings and is believed to increase fat metabolism. Chromium can be found naturally in foods such as meat, poultry, fish and wholegrain breads.