chromium picolinate


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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
References in periodicals archive ?
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) looked closely at this issue and concluded that "Numerous investigations have established that chromium is one of the least toxic trace elements, and in vivo mammalian studies support the safety of chromium picolinate.
The implication is that the chromium picolinate may have reduced inflammation in the treated diabetic group by affecting IDO, IL-6, and IL-7.
As for the research on chromium picolinate and the atypical depression cycle, Davidson investigated Zeramax[TM], a chromium picolinate-based supplement from Nutrition 21, as a proprietary nutrition therapy for depression.
purported actions of chromium picolinate may result from
A group of athletes taking chromium picolinate achieved a significantly larger development of muscle than those not receiving chromium.
Examines applications of Chromium Picolinate and its consumers
Now, you may notice that the vitamins you take already contain chromium picolinate, and you still crave carbohydrates.
Sales of chromium picolinate supplements in the drug store class of trade increased 36% for the 24 weeks ended April 22, DiMaria says.
It has supported the launch with national advertising to increase consumer awareness of the health benefits of chromium picolinate.
In the controversial fruit fly study, University of Alabama researchers reported that four generations of fruit flies given chromium picolinate suffered genetic damage.
In that study, of 155 people in China with type 2 diabetes, blood sugar fell by close to 30 percent in the 52 who took 1,000 micrograms of chromium picolinate (a well-absorbed form) every day for four months.