Chromium Picolinate: Promotes weight loss and regulates blood sugar levels
• A vital part of the body’s natural mechanism for controlling blood sugar levels
• Helps preventing coronary heart disease
• Helps support healthy weight maintenance
• Chromium supplementation may support healthy vision
• Supports healthy cholesterol balance
What is Chromium Picolinate?
Chromium Picolinate is thought to be the best source of chromium. Chromium is a trace mineral that is essential to the body. Chromium was first discovered as an essential trace element in 1955. In 1959, the mineral was identified as an active component in human nutrition. We now know that chromium is an essential partner to efficient insulin action. Insulin is a hormone that stabilises the body's blood sugar level. Biovea's Chromium Picolinate is a combination of the element chromium and picolinic acid. Combining chromium with picolinic acid simply aids in efficient chromium absorption.
The body of an average healthy individual contains only several milligrams of Chromium. However, this small amount plays important roles in the enhancement of insulinís effectiveness, regulation of blood sugar levels, and the activation of various enzymes for energy production. It is thought that most people have some degree of chromium depletion in their bodies, and that the Western diet diet and eating habits frequently fail to supply sufficient chromium for daily needs. Good chromium food sources include whole grain breads and cereals, lean meats, cheeses, and some condiments, such as black pepper and thyme. Nutritional yeast is also rich in chromium.
What does Chromium Picolinate do?
Research shows that chromium is an essential part of our diet. Chromium picolinate can have many beneficial results when supplemented. It enhances insulin's effect in the body, improving the uptake of glucose, thereby causing better blood circulation and maintenance of blood sugar level. Gaining energy, burning fat, and building muscle with greater ease are attributed to chromium, to name a few. It assists the body in losing weight by helping it to build muscle to replace fat. Lowering body fat and increasing lean body mass are just a few of the positive properties that chromium picolinate exhibits on the body.
A recent study supports the idea that chromium can boost muscle tissue. In this research, carried out at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, 40 collegiate swimmers were divided into two groups, with one group (10 males and 10 females) ingesting 400mcg of chromium picolinate per day for 24 weeks and the other group (also 10 males and 10 females) following a normal, non-supplemented diet. The two groups trained in identical fashion.
Who needs Chromium Picolinate and what are some symptoms of deficiency?
Research indicates that the majority of people in North America and Europe are chromium deficient. Most people could use chromium in their diets. As chromium levels decrease with age and deficiencies occur with people who do not eat a good balanced diet, chromium picolinate supplementation can be very beneficial. Because processed foods have much of the chromium removed, increasing ones chromium content is recommended to sustain proper glucose levels and gain energy. Anyone who likes to live with energy, burn fat, and increase strength and muscle mass would also do well to supplement with chromium.
• If you are pregnant or lactating consult a health care practitioner prior to using Chromium Picolinate.
• If you are diabetic consult a health care practitioner prior to taking Chromium Picolinate as it may alter the required dosage for associated medications.
• There are no reports of toxicity associated with Chromium Picolinate.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 100
Amount Per Serving:
• Chromium (as Chromium Picolinate): 200mcg
Other Ingredients: Rice Flour, Magnesium Stearate, Cellulose.
Net Weight: 57.8g
Take 1 capsule, one to two times daily with meals.
Warning: If you are diabetic, pregnant or lactating, consult a health care professional before using this product. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Store in a cool, dry place. Do not use this product if the safety seal on the bottle is broken.