Chromium picolinate is a patented version of the trace element chromium, chemically bound to picolinic acid.
The body produces picolinic acid as a mechanism to improve the assimilation of trace minerals at the cellular level. Fully reacted chromium in picolinate form saves the body a metabolic step and improves the rate of absorption. Studies have shown chromium picolinate supplementation to improve metabolism as well as to lower blood serum cholesterol and glucose levels. Chromium enhances the ability of insulin to lower serum glucose levels; this has a favourable effect on the development of coronary heart disease, as diabetes is a major risk factor.
Athletes that train extensively should also consider supplementation, as excessive excretion through perspiration can lead to a deficiency.
DIRECTIONS OF USE:
Adults: Take 1 capsule daily with food or as directed by your health-care practitioner.
Duration of use: Consult a health-care practitioner for use beyond 6 months.
Contains no: Gluten, soy, wheat, corn, eggs, dairy, yeast, citrus, preservatives, artificial flavour or colour, starch, or sugar.
Cautions and warnings: Consult a health-care practitioner prior to use if you have a kidney disorder or diabetes. For adults only.
Contraindications: Do not use if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Do not use if seal is broken. Keep out of reach of children.