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. Chromium picolinate's highly renowned role in glucose management is based on its ability to unlock the 'cell door' to the hormone insulin, allowing it to enter the cells and travel throughout the body controlling blood sugar, building proteins, and performing all of its other duties. Multiple double-blind, placebo-controlled studies have been carried out mainly on those with Type II diabetes, showing marked improvements in blood sugar levels. Furthermore, since insulin resistance and elevated blood sugar levels 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.
Medicinal Ingredients: Each capsule contains:
|Chromium (III) (Picolinate)||
Non-medicinal ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, Silicon dioxide. Capsule: Hypromellose.
Adults: Take 1 capsule a daily, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
Cautions: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have a kidney disorder or for use beyond 6 months. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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