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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vice president - Research and Development for Nutrition 21, stated, "In the past, we have seen the benefits of Chromax chromium picolinate in improving glucose metabolism in muscle and fat cells; especially in people with diabetes.
Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta compared diabetic mice treated with chromium picolinate with those that received placebo and found that mice that received the supplement had lower levels of albuminuria (protein in the urine), an indication of kidney disease.
Provides Chromium Picolinate market situation overview and supplies with a list of Chromium Picolinate manufacturers and suppliers worldwide
Clinical studies indicate that nutritional supplementation with Chromax chromium picolinate improves insulin sensitivity and reduces abnormal glucose levels and heart disease risk factors in people with type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes.
Ravina's work is important because it builds upon the growing body of evidence suggesting a role for chromium picolinate in improving glucose control in diabetic patients.
Of less importance to total health but much more attractive to many consumers is the effect of Chromium Picolinate on fat and muscle, two more body components that are affected by insulin.
These findings suggest that improving glucose metabolism with chromium picolinate supplementation may enhance cognition," said Robert Krikorian, Ph.
Research shows that daily supplements with at least 200 micrograms of chromium picolinate help to.
The company markets Chromax[R] chromium picolinate, which is the most-studied form of the essential mineral chromium.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) concludes no safety concerns for the use of chromium picolinate in food supplements, in response to Nutrition 21's Application to market Chromax(R) chromium picolinate in Europe.
Results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics showed that Nutrition 21's Chromax chromium picolinate significantly reduced hunger levels by 24%, food intake by 25% and cravings for high-fat foods in adult, non-diabetic, overweight women.