• Blood sugar balance
• Improves insulin sensitivity
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Chromium (III) (Picolinate) … 600 mcg
Non-medicinal ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, silicon dioxide. Capsule; hypromellose, potassium acetate, gellan gum, water.
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Source: Pharmaceutical synthesis
What Is It?
Chromium is an essential trace mineral needed by the body for a number of vital biological functions. Chromium picolinate is a bidendate chelate with picolinic acid, and research has suggested that this is the natural form of chromium in all living things. It therefore stands to reason that chromium picolinate is the optimal form of chromium supplementation as that is the form that is actually utilized by the body.
What Does It Do?
Primary Uses: Chromium picolinate's highly renowned role in blood sugar management is based on its ability to unlock the 'cell door' to the hormone insulin, allowing it to enter the cells. Multiple double-blind, placebo-controlled studies have been carried out mainly on type II diabetics, showing marked improvements in blood sugar levels.
Secondary Uses: Since insulin resistance and high blood sugar appear to be risk factors for heart disease and the ubiquitous syndrome X, some scientists have found that higher chromium intake lowered the risk of heart attack.
Who Should Take It?
Those looking for natural alternatives for blood sugar support should consider adding Chromium Picolinate to their diet.
Take 1 capsule daily, or as directed by a qualified health practitioner.
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