Chromium Picolinate 200mcg
Solgar Chromium picolinate (trivalent) providing 200mcg per capsule. Each 200mcg of elemental chromium is from 1.6mg (1,600mcg) of Chromium Tripicolinate, as nutrition 21's Chromax. Chromax is a certified biologically active form of chromium picolinate, a yeast free source of chromium. Chromium stimulates the activity of enzymes involved in the metabolism of glucose for energy and the synthesis of fatty acids and cholesterol. Helps regulate sugar levels in the blood. Diabetic weight loss & nerve disorders may be helped. 90 vegetable capsules.
RRP $35.60, healthy.co.nz price $28.50.
Even a slight deficiency will have serious effects on the body. The refining of foods is a common reason for a chromium deficiency, along with a high intake of sugars and other refined carbohydrates could predispose some individuals to a deficiency and may aggravate adult onset Diabetes. Those most likely to be deficient are the elderly, people who indulge in regular strenuous exercise (such as runners) and women who are pregnant. Pregnant women are particularly susceptible to a deficiency as the fetes uses so much chromium. A deficiency may be a factor that will upset the function of insulin and result in depressed growth rates and severe glucose intolerance in diabetics. It is also believed than the interaction of chromium and insulin is not limited to glucose metabolism but also applies to amino acid metabolism. A deficiency can result in reduced peripheral tissue sensitivity to glucose, a condition similar to diabetes. Chromium may inhibit the formation of aortic plaques and a deficiency may contribute to atherosclerosis.
As a food supplement for adults, one (1) to three (3) capsules daily, preferably at mealtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Chromium is an essential mineral found in concentrations of 20 parts of chromium per 1 billion parts of blood. The body contains about 6 milligrams of the mineral and the blood about 20 parts per billion. It is recognised as being important in carbohydrate metabolism. Organic chromium is an active ingredient of a substance called GTF (glucose tolerance factor); niacin and amino acids complete the formula. Chromium stimulated the activity of enzymes involved in the metabolism of glucose for energy and the synthesis of fatty acids and cholesterol.
It appears to increase the effectiveness of insulin and its ability to handle glucose, preventing hypoglycaemia (too much insulin) or diabetes (too little insulin). In the blood, it competes with iron in the transport of protein. This mineral may also be involved in the synthesis of protein through its binding action with RNA molecules. Chromium is difficult to absorb. Only about 3% of dietary (from food) chromium is retained in the body.
The mineral is stored primarily in the spleen, kidneys and testes, with small amounts being stored in the heart, pancreas, lungs and brain. Chromium helps regulate sugar levels in the blood. Diabetic weight loss and nerve disorders may be helped with chromium. Chromium picolinate may have muscle building effects when used while exercising regularly. Deficient rats suffered from fatty deposits in the arteries, decreased life span and decreased sperm count and infertility.
Each vegetable capsule provides: Chromium 200 mcg (as Chromax, Chromium picolinate - trivalent). Bulking agent: Microcrystalline cellulose, Vegetable cellulose shell: hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose, Anti-caking agent: Vegetable magnesium stearate, Cellulose gum. Each 200 mcg of elemental Chromium is from 1.6 mg (1,600 ug) of Chromium Tripicolinate, as Nutrition 21's Chromax. Chromax is a certified biologically active form of Chromium Picolinate, a yeast free source of Chromium. Licensed under U.S. Patent #4,315,927, R.E. #33,988.
Keep out of reach of Children. Diabetics/Hypoglycaemics: Use only under a physician's supervision. If dosage exceeds the normal range, chromium's effect on insulin activity reverses and inhibits rather than helps