Enhance Metabolism and Healthy Blood Sugar!
Chromium, recognized as an important trace mineral in the 60’s, is a well-known trace mineral needed for normal insulin function. Specifically, chromium works with insulin to metabolize proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Chromium picolinate, first introduced in the 90’s, combines this essential trace mineral with picolinic acid. Picolinic acid is a naturally occurring product of metabolism that’s found in breast milk. This version of Chromium is much more easily absorbed, making it more effective. If your diet lacks chromium, insulin cannot function optimally. Weakened insulin activity is known as “insulin resistance”. This means that instead of being used for energy, more glucose remains in your blood stream and can be stored as fat. Research has shown that the range of 200-500 mcg provides optimal effectiveness. Every capsule of Chromium Picolinate from NOW provides 200 mcg.
- Promotes Proper Insulin Function
- Important for Protein, Carbohydrate and Fat Metabolism
- Promotes Normal Glucose Levels
- 200 mcg, 100 Capsules
When will I see results using chromium picolinate?
While we all respond differently, research indicates that glucose metabolism can improve within 12 weeks. Some of the other benefits could take longer.
Do I still need chromium picolinate if my multivitamin contains chromium chloride?
Found in many multi vitamin supplements, Chromium chloride is not well absorbed so it makes sense to increase your intake of chromium by adding Chromium picolinate due to its superior absorption.
Can I use chromium picolinate for fat loss?
Chromium picolinate is an effective addition to a properly put together fat loss program. Overweight individuals are often insulin resistant. This means they are more likely to store glucose as fat. In conjunction with a properly designed fat loss regimen, Chromium picolinate can help promote a normal metabolism, which means glucose will not be stored as fat.
Is chromium picolinate safe and well-researched?
Chromium picolinate has been the subject of over 35 research studies using over 2,000 test subjects. Research has shown that chromium picolinate is safe up to 500,000 mcg in animals; however for human use 500mcg is the suggested upper limit for both maximum effects and safety.