Description: Chromium Picolinate 250mcg 100c is available by Douglas Laboratories.
A Dietary Supplement
250 mcg. is a trace element supplement that contains chromium bound to
picolinic acid, a highly biologically active form of this mineral.
Chromium Picolinate 250 mcg may be
useful as a daily supplement for individuals who wish to supplement
their intake of chromium or who have a demonstrated need for
supplemental chromium in its active form due to dietary deficiency or
Chromium is an essential trace mineral
that potentiates insulin action and thus influences carbohydrate,
protein, and fat metabolism. The biologically active form of chromium,
sometimes called glucose tolerance factor (GTF), occurs naturally in
brewers yeast. GTF has been proposed to be a complex of chromium,
nicotinic acid (vitamin B- 3), and possibly the amino acids glycine,
cysteine, and glutamic acid.
Although many attempts have been
made to isolate or synthesize natural GTF, none have been entirely
successful. Adequate chromium nutrition is essential for the formation
of GTF and subsequent control of blood glucose levels. Studies have
shown that supplemental chromium may be useful for the maintenance of
healthy blood sugar. Chromium appears to act by increasing insulin
binding, insulin receptor numbers, and rate of insulin receptor
phosphorylation. Chromium absorption is typically less than 2%
efficient and variable depending on its chemical form.
have demonstrated that chromium picolinate has a bioavailability
comparable to that of chromium polynicotinate, and higher than that of
chromium chloride. Tissues retain anywhere from 2 to 8 times more
chromium from chromium picolinate compared to chromium chloride. The
typical dietary chromium intake in the U.S. can vary considerably
depending on eating habits. Meats and unrefined whole grain cereal
products, especially bran, are good sources of chromium.
most self-selected diets contain less than 50 mcg per day, which is
below the minimum of the Estimated Safe and Adequate Daily Dietary
Intake established by the National Research Council, Food and Nutrition
Board. Chromium requirements may be increased with high intake of
refined carbohydrates and simple sugars, strenuous physical exercise or
work, infection, or physical trauma.
Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings Per Container: 100
Amount Per Serving
*Trademark of Nutrition 21
Cellulose, Gelatin (capsule), Vegetable Stearate
Does Not Contain:
Yeast, Wheat Gluten, Soy Protein, Milk/Dairy, Corn, Sodium, Sugar, Starch, Artificial Coloring, Preservatives, Flavoring
As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 capsule daily or as directed by your healthcare professional.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
For optimal storage conditions, store in a cool, dry place.
Tamper resistant package, do not use if outer seal is missing.
(35-65% relative humidity)
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug
Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat
cure, or prevent any diseases.