CHROMIUM PICOLINATE 500MCG
1 tablets, 2 time(s) per day
Capsule / Tablet Size
Weight Support, General Health
P0012 - Di-Calcium Phosphate
P0018 - Chromium Picolinate, min 12% Cr
P0035 - Magnesium Stearate
P0075 - Microcrystaline Cellulose
What is Chromium Picolinate?
Chromium Picolinate is colloquially known as Chromium (Cr). Chromium is a mineral, classed as an essential trace element because very small amounts of Chromium are critical for human health. There are two forms of Chromium: trivalent chromium and hexavalent chromium, with the former being found in food and supplements. The element was named accordingly from the Greek word for colour, chroma, due to its blue-white metallic shade that is used in many colourful industrial compounds. Chromium has been used for various reasons over the centuries. In the 3rd Century, Chromium was used in weaponry during the Qin Dynasty in China. Nowadays, the element is used for chromium plating.
Benefits of Chromium Picolinate
Our Chromium tablets contain Chromium Picolinate, a form of Chromium that aids the maintenance of blood glucose concentrations by playing a role in the formation of the glucose tolerance factor (GTF), an organic complex that regulates glucose uptake in cells. Higher cellular glucose concentrations provide optimal conditions for energy production, particularly in the muscles. Chromium Picolinate also supports the metabolism of macronutrients (carbohydrates, fat and protein).
Chromium picolinate is the form of chromium commonly found in dietary supplements. It may be effective at improving the body's response to insulin or lowering blood sugar in those with diabetes. What's more, it may help reduce hunger, cravings and binge eating.