Chromium has a wide variety of applications, starting with 3rd Century weaponry during the Qin Dynasty, China to modern day applications of Chromium plating. The application that best interests health is its use in the trivalent form. The biological benefits of Chromium were discovered in the 18th century which gave rise to its use in supplements today.
The body uses Chromium in minute quantities, and so is considered as a “trace” mineral. There are natural food sources of Chromium, these are egg yolk, red meat, cheese, wholegrain cereals, brewer’s yeast and thyme. However, Chromium levels in these foods are very low, ranging between 1 and 13µg (micrograms).
Chromium Picolinate, the form of Chromium used in these supplements lays claim to two major therapeutic benefits. The benefits are to macronutrient metabolism and maintenance of blood glucose levels. Chromium Picolinate aids the metabolism of macro nutrients (Protein, Carbohydrate, and Fat). The manner in which Chromium Picolinate helps to maintain concentrations of glucose in the blood is by helping to form the organic complex, glucose tolerance factor (GTF). GTF helps to regulate glucose uptake into the cells. Greater concentrations of glucose inside the cells creates perfect conditions for energy production, specifically in the muscles.
The product is available in 2 strengths of 500mcg and 1000mcg, and 6 size quantities, to tailor to your requirements. The tablet size is a small 6mm, with a tablet weight of 150mg, for easy consumption.
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