chromium picolinate


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chro·mi·um pic·o·lin·ate

(krō'mē-ŭm pik-ō'lin-āt)
A chromium salt taken by many athletes with the unsubstantiated belief that additional chromium promotes muscle growth, curbs appetite, and fosters body fat loss.

chromium picolinate

Cr(C6H4NO2)3, an essential nutrient involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids. It has been popularly promoted as a diet aid and to enhance lean body strength and mass.
CAS # 14639-25-9
See also: chromium
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Don't waste your money on designer formulations like chromium picolinate or chromium polynicotinate.
A significant and growing body of clinical studies indicates that supplementation with chromium, especially in the form of chromium picolinate, can safely improve insulin function and blood sugar control in people with insulin resistance, pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
Results from this pilot study promote the potential benefits of supplementing chromium picolinate and biotin with one's daily diabetes care regimen," said Gregory Singer, MD, lead author and cardiovascular medicine specialist at Yale University School of Medicine.
Results: Researchers found that daily supplementation with 600 mcg of chromium, as chromium picolinate, significantly reduced carbohydrate cravings compared to placebo, and improved other symptoms such as mood swings, fatigue and weight gain perception.
In other news, a review of more than 60 human, animal and cellular studies conducted over the past 30 years has confirmed that chromium picolinate is safe for use as a nutrient supplement in food.
Nutrition 21 (NASDAQ: NXXI) today commented on a study published in the August issue of Diabetes Care(1) showing that daily supplementation with chromium picolinate - an active ingredient in Diachrome(R) - can improve insulin sensitivity and glucose control in people with type 2 diabetes when taken in conjunction with an oral antidiabetic agent better than an oral antidiabetic agent alone.
The University of Pennsylvania Department of Medicine has initiated a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled human clinical trial to study the potential benefits of chromium picolinate supplementation in men and women diagnosed with metabolic syndrome (the cluster of symptoms that include abdominal obesity, impaired glucose tolerance, dyslipidemia and raised blood pressure).
NASDAQ: NXXI) reported results from a new clinical trial that shows long-term daily supplementation with Diachrome(R), a proprietary combination of chromium picolinate and biotin, can significantly improve blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes who had poorly controlled blood sugar levels and were taking prescription antidiabetic medications.
In early January, Nutrition 21, Purchase, NY, filed a health claim petition with FDA requesting that it allow use of eight dietary supplement health claims associating chromium picolinate supplementation with a reduced risk of insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and related disease conditions.
Currently, the supplementation with chromium picolinate seems to have a beneficial effect on carbohydrate metabolism.