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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Om, "Effects of chromium picolinate supplementation on insulin sensitivity, serum lipids, and body weight in dexamethasone-treated rats," Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental, vol.
Ravina said, "The results of this trial show the efficacy and safety of chromium picolinate in patients with steroid-induced diabetes.
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.
Dietary chromium picolinate additions improve gain:feed and carcass characteristics in growingfinishing pigs and increase litter size in reproducing sows.
"The research by MCG continues to support the safety of chromium picolinate, even at high doses," states Nutrition 21 senior vice president of sales and marketing Dean DiMaria.
Those who took chromium picolinate reported less depression, carbohydrate cravings, and a reduced appetite.
Historically, Nutrition 21 had been supplying chromium picolinate and other supplement ingredients to the industry.
Four of the studies used chromium picolinate and two used chromium chloride.
After EN attended a summit of chromium researchers held in Boston last spring, we said that the consensus among experts was that chromium picolinate was safe.
Is there a natural solution?' ATry chromium picolinate. This supplement can help you utilise your glucose stores for energy release without demanding you give the body more sugar.
The FSA was so concerned about chromium picolinate that it is consulting with the industry about banning its use.
If you feel guilty because you ran out of antioxidants two months ago and still haven't replenished your supply, or you keep forgetting to take your chromium picolinate, relax.