Chromium Picolinate is an essential trace element present in many compounds. It is needed by the human body for carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Because of the current state of agricultural crops and nutritional habits, chromium intake in the adult population has been reduced by 20-40%, while food intake is low (less than 3%). Low-fat foods (whole grain cereals, potatoes, plums, brewer’s yeast, many grains) usually contain more chromium than fatty foods.
Chromium Picolinate is the most widely used formula in dietary supplements. In the manufacture of picolinate, it is paired with chromium, an amino acid called tryptophan, which allows the body to absorb much more efficiently. People with chromium deficiency may have excitement, disturbed amino acid metabolism, high triglyceride and cholesterol levels.
- It is involved in the normal metabolism of macronutrients – carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism.
- Due to its beneficial effect on carbohydrate metabolism, diabetics should pay special attention to proper intake.
- It contributes to maintaining normal blood sugar levels
Vitaking Chromium Picolinate helps the pancreas in its task to control blood sugar, which is especially vital for people with diabetes, insulin resistance or fluctuating blood sugar levels. It also aids weight loss and can help increase muscle.
Because chromium may enhance insulin sensitivity and affect glucose levels, diabetics and hypoglycemics should consult their healthcare provider before using this product.