chromium picolinate

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chromium pi·co·li·nate

 (pĭ-kŏl′ə-năt′, pĭk′ə-lə-, pĭk′lə-)
A red coordination compound, Cr(C6H4NO2)3, used as a dietary supplement for its presumed ability to effect weight loss, bodybuilding, and the improvement of insulin function.

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Study subjects were randomly assigned in a double-blind manner to receive daily chromium picolinate (1,000 mcg chromium) or placebo capsules for 12 weeks.
The implication is that the chromium picolinate may have reduced inflammation in the treated diabetic group by affecting IDO, IL-6, and IL-7.
Key challenged claims included: "The only form of chromium clinically shown to be twice as effective as chromium picolinate for managing insulin levels; 2x more effective than chromium picolinate in improving insulin function; 2x more effective than chromium picolinate in managing insulin resistance; and clinically studied to be twice as effective as chromium picolinate for maintaining healthy insulin function," among others.
Chromium picolinate did not significantly affect insulin levels or function.
This process can help manufacturers more quickly get chromium picolinate products into the Canadian market.
The replication studies, conducted by an independent laboratory, tested commercially available Chromax(R) chromium picolinate and showed no genetic damage," according to Ronald S.
Although there have been no side effects in human studies, several test-tube studies have suggested that chromium picolinate may damage DNA.
In the study, patients took Chromax chromium picolinate and were then able to reduce or eliminate their diabetic medication, such as insulin; in addition, their blood sugar levels were lowered as well.
Why is chromium picolinate being marketed as a diet aid?
Raymond Press at Mercy Hospital in San Diego, patients with elevated cholesterol were given 200 micrograms of chromium as Chromium Picolinate.
NASDAQ: NXXI), a leading developer and marketer of chromium-based and omega-3 fish oil-based nutritional supplements, today announced the results of a clinical study that showed daily supplementation with 1000 mcg of chromium as chromium picolinate improved cognitive function in older adults experiencing early memory decline.