Supports Healthy Blood Glucose Levels*




What is it and where does it come from?
Chromium Picolinate is thought to be the best source of chromium. Chromium is a trace mineral that is essential to the body's production of insulin.

Insulin is a hormone that stabilizes the body's blood sugar level. Brewer's yeast is considered the best source of chromium; however, foods such as corn-on-the-cob, buckwheat, apples, beets, tomatoes, wheat germ and bran, and sweet potatoes are excellent sources as well. MVP Nutrition provides high quality chromium supplement.

Chromium is important for fat metabolism, enzyme activation, and glucose support. Chromium inhibits the synthesis of new fat from carbohydrates, thus freeing the mitochondria to burn already stored fat. In addition, chromium increases the effectiveness of insulin and optimizes glucose metabolism.*

Chromic Active™ is a biologically active source of Chromium Picolinate. Many world diets do not contain enough Chromium, an essential trace mineral. Chromium assists the action of insulin, a hormone involved in carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism.

  • Lower Cholesterol and Insulin Levels
    Chromium has been shown to improve the insulin response to glucose and has been used with some success to control blood glucose levels in patients with type I and type II diabetes. Studies in cell culture have shown that chromium picolinate can increase the cell's membrane fluidity and help increase the rate of insulin uptake. The most recent study that looked at the effects of exercise and dietary supplementation with chromium picolinate has found additional benefits. When a group of individuals were given one milligram chromium picolinate for 13 weeks along with a twice weekly program of exercise, there was a significant decrease in serum cholesterol, LDL and insulin. There was some concern that chromium supplementation could adversely affect iron levels and lead to iron deficiency. At the end of the study the subjects' iron levels were slightly depressed, however well above what would be considered a deficiency. This study suggests that chromium picolinate supplementation plus exercise may be a safe means of helping to lower cholesterol as well as preventing and managing heart disease and diabetes.

  • Boyd SG, et al. Combined dietary chromium picolinate supplementation and an exercise program leads to a reduction of serum cholesterol and insulin in college-aged subjects. J. Nutr Biochem 1998; 9: 471-475.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease

- Q & A -

What does it do and what scientific studies give evidence to support this?
Research shows that chromium is an essential part of our diet. Chromium picolinate can have many beneficial results when supplemented. It enhances insulin's effect in the body, improving the uptake of glucose, thereby causing better blood circulation and maintenance of blood sugar level. Evidence also supports chromium's ability as a cholesterol and atherosclerosis fighter. Gaining energy, burning fat, and building muscle with greater ease are attributed to chromium, to name a few. It assists the body in losing weight by helping it to build muscle to replace fat. Lowering body fat and increasing lean body mass are just a few of the positive properties that chromium picolinate exhibits on the body. Research also shows that supplementation has some age slowing effects and therefore can increase the life span! 

Who needs it and what are some symptoms of deficiency?
Specific people have been shown to dramatically gain from ingesting chromium picolinate. Some cases where it can help are diabetes, high cholesterol, hypoglycemia, and obesity. Research indicates that the majority of people in the United States are chromium deficient. Most people could use chromium in their diets. As chromium levels decrease with age and deficiencies occur with people who do not eat a good balanced diet, chromium picolinate supplementation can be very beneficial. Because processed foods have much of the chromium removed, increasing ones chromium content is recommended to sustain proper glucose levels and gain energy. Anyone who likes to live with energy, burn fat, and increase strength and muscle mass would also do well to supplement with chromium.

How much should be taken? Are there any side effects?
Research and most literature suggest supplementation of between 50 and 300 mcg to compliment a 2,000-calorie diet is adequate. When taken in such doses, chromium picolinate has not been shown to cause toxicity in humans.



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