High-Strength Chromium Formulation. Owing to general poor diet and lifestyle, many people stress the mechanisms that control the bodyÕs blood sugar levels, resulting in blood sugar handling problems. The mineral chromium functions in the body as a critical component of the glucose tolerance factor (GTF), working closely with insulin in facilitating the uptake of glucose into cell walls. Because chromium increases the sensitivity of the bodyÕs cells to insulin, it has also gained a great deal of attention as an aid to weight maintenance. Chromium is involved in the synthesis of protein through its binding action with RNA molecules.