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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The heightened assimilability of chromium picolinate proved to have a powerful effect on improving the function of insulin, an important hormone.
Effects of chromium picolinate on beginning weight training students.
Influence of chromium picolinate on glucose usage and metabolic criteria in growing Holstein calves.
(14) In a 2007 randomized, double-blind, placebo-control led trial, 348 participants were randomly assigned to receive either CPB (600 mg chromium picolinate and 2 mg biotin) or a matching placebo daily for 90 days.
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.
b) Chromium picolinate is suitable for all people, regardless of underlying metabolic state.
"Chromium nanoparticle exhibits higher absorption efficiency than chromium picolinate and chromium chloride in Caco2 cell monolayers." J Anita Physiol Anita Nutr (Bed).
The average 3-year cost savings of decreasing Hb[A.sub.1c] levels from 10.62% to 9.18% was estimated to be $1,636 for patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes and $5,435 for patients who also have heart disease and hypertension; the combination of chromium picolinate and biotin has been shown to affect both lipid and glucose levels.
Chromium Most often present as chromium picolinate, it has been promoted to boost lean mass and decrease body fat.
The FSA now believes certain vitamins and minerals may have long-term health implications and has proposed to ban the mineral chromium picolinate, which is used in a range of supplements including slimming products, amid concern it could cause cancer.
A ban is already being considered on chromium picolinate, which can cause cancer, according to the Government backed report.