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Chromium Picolinate is a chemical compound often sold as a nutritional supplement to treat type 2 diabetes and promote weight loss.
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Code: S866Brand: SolgarForm (e.g. capsules): Capsules
Nutritional Supplement Features:
Chromium is involved in the metabolism of glucose and the synthesis of cholesterol, fats and protein and is essential to maintain stable blood sugar levels by helping insulin do its work, and so can be helpful for people with diabetes and hypoglycaemia (see caution in red, however).
Chromium has also been used successfully to control blood cholesterol, and it promotes the loss of fat and increases lean muscle tissue.
Studies have shown it may increase longevity and help prevent osteoporosis.
Chromium deficiency, which is extremely common, can lead to fatigue, glucose intolerance, Syndrome X (hyperinsulinism), poor protein metabolism and increased risk to coronary artery disease.
Nutritional Supplement Recommended Dosage:
As a food supplement for adults, one (1) to three (3) Solgar Chromium Picolinate 200ug capsules daily, preferably at mealtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Chromium can reduce the need for insulin, and people with diabetes should therefore use it only under the supervision of a qualified medical doctor.
Excessive intake can lead to dermatitis, gastro-intestinal ulcers, and kidney and liver impairment.
Nutritional Supplement Ingredients:
Each Solgar Chromium Picolinate 200ug vegetable capsule provides:Chromium (picolinate)200ug
In a natural base of:microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, vegetable gum.
Vegetable capsule shell: hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose.
Each 200ug of elemental chromium is from 1.6mg (1,600 ug) of Chromium Tripicolinate, as Nutrition 21's Chromaxâ. Chromaxâ 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.
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