Chromium Picolinate 1000mg Caps.
Chromium is involved in the metabolism of glucose (sometimes called tolerance factor glucose FTG) and therefore it is necessary for energy production. It is also vital in the synthesis of cholesterol, fats and proteins. This essential mineral maintains stable blood sugar levels in the blood through the appropriate use of insulin and may be helpful for people with diabetes or hypoglycemia. Scientific studies have shown that low levels of chromium may be an indicator of coronary artery disease.
A deficiency in Chromium can lead to anxiety, fatigue, glucose intolerance (particularly in people with diabetes), inadequate metabolism of amino acids and an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Moreover, excessive consumption may lead to a toxic condition associated with dermatitis, gastrointestinal ulcers and malfunction of the kidneys and liver.
Chromium is better absorbed by the body when taken in the form of chromium picolinate. Chromium picolinate is the chemical compound that is sold as a nutritional supplement to prevent or treat chromium deficiency. This bright-red coordination complex is derived from chromium and picolinic acid.
Chromium Picolinate has been successfully used to control cholesterol and blood glucose. It also promotes fat loss and increased lean muscle tissue. Studies have shown that it can increase longevity and help in the fight against osteoporosis.
Think of Chrome as the blade which introduces fuel into the furnace. This trace mineral cooperates with insulin, aiding in the transport of glucose (blood sugar) through the membranes into the cells of the human body where it can be burned for energy. People who do not have enough chromium may develop a condition called glucose intolerant; have high blood sugar levels and often high insulin levels.
High blood sugar levels do not fall much when given extra insulin, but they do when patients acquire adequate levels of chromium. The status of glucose intolerance can be Type II diabetes (non-insulin dependent).
Chromium deficiency signs include symptoms of diabetes, high blood cholesterol levels and problems with insulin levels.
Since chromium helps insulin work can also increase blood sugar levels in people with low blood sugar.
Chromium also helps to increase HDL cholesterol (high density lipoprotein), which is good cholesterol which helps removal of unwanted or bad cholesterol in the body.
Chromium helps in heart health, blood sugar and insulin in the blood, control of abdominal fat, body fatigue, cravings and mood.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 14 January, 2010.