Chromium has been the newest supplement to enter the depression reduction arena. Chromium in a human-trial has shown to be very beneficial for atypical depression which is common but frequently undiagnosed form that affects up to 40 million Americans. There are distinct combination of symptoms which include mood swings, carbohydrate cravings, weight gain, rejection sensitivity and lethargy. Chromium is often marketed as a weight loss or a sports nutrition supplement. This change in its use makes it fundamental for any holistic approach towards reducing depression. The researchers also found that the higher the level of carbohydrate cravings the higher the effectiveness of chromium was at reducing depressive symptoms.