CHROMIUM PICOLINATE

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Chromium, like iron, copper and zinc, is one of 16 essential trace minerals the body needs to keep it healthy and fit. For people who are overweight and out of shape, Chromium may be the most precious mineral of all. Like all other vitamins, mineral and trace elements, optimal amounts of Biologically Active Chromium (BAC) may absolutely be the answer for good health. BAC's physiological role is to ensure that the hormone insulin works efficiently. Without at least minimal amounts of BAC, insulin may not work properly.

The trace mineral Chromium, is an essential component of glucose tolerance factor (GTF). Chromium Picolinate helps provide beneficial dietary support for blood sugar regulation, keeping your blood levels balanced in-between meals so that the likelihood to snack may be lessen. A deficiency in Chromium may result in glucose intolerance. Chromium may also facilitates the binding of insulin to the cell membrane. It has shown to help decrease sugar cravings. Recent studies also indicated chromium supplementation as a potential treatment for acne. People with severe forms of acne are thought to have a low glucose tolerance and / or insulin insensitivity of the skin.


The supplement, Chromium Picolinate has gained attention because of its body composition benefits. In other words, it helps improve the physique by decreasing total body fat and maintaining or increasing lean body mass. Chromium Picolinate supplementary primarily benefit two groups of people, the moderately obese and young athletes. Several recent clinical studies revealed that a daily intake of 200 micrograms may not always be enough to cause a statistically significant change in body composition, as the studies on each of these group found those taking 400 mcg daily achieved greater success than those on placebos or 200 mcg. Supplementation alone is unlikely to make a fat person thin, but when combined with low-fat food choices and aerobic exercises, it can be a decisive component of an overall strategy for long-term weight control.

Chromium (as Picolinate) 200mcg

Scientific trials revealed amazing health benefits



  • Diabetes regimen consisting of Sulfonylurea (anti-diabetic drug) and Chromium Picolinate have improved glycemic control, increased insulin sensitivity and decreased body weight gain, with evidences of less increase in body fat percentage, less accumulation of visceral subcutaneous and total abdominal fat in individuals with type 2 diabetes1.

  • In a clinical study, individuals who have taken Chromium supplement for six weeks showed significant decrease in total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and apolipoprotein B (the principle protein of LDL fraction) levels. It was so amazing that the effect of Chromium Picolinate in regulating cholesterol sustained over 14 days off-capsules period2.

  • Individuals who received a daily supplement of 400 mg Chromium Picolinate with controlled caloric intake and energy expenditure demonstrated an improvement in body composition, in which the treated subjects had significantly lose more weight, 7.79 kg compared to 1.81 kg in those without chromium supplement. There was also a greater reduction in body fat percentage (6.30%) compared to 1.20% in non-chromium treated individuals3.

Take 1 to 3 tablets daily

The Challenge


Chromium dietary intake in the US varies considerably, depending on one’s dietary habit. Generally, nine of ten Americans are deficient in Chromium, containing less than the minimum safe and adequate amount established by the Nutritional Research Council (50-200 mg/day). Furthermore, there is a general deficiency of Chromium in the soil contents, especially in Asia. The problem is worse on dieters who restrict their calories and reduce their nutritional intake due to self-selected diet. The same goes for athletes whose nutritional requirements are greater than most people.


Individual’s Chromium requirement may increase with the consumption of refined carbohydrates and simple sugars, strenuous exercise or at times of infections. Food processing may also remove up to 80% of the Chromium in foods, and less than 2% of dietary Chromium can be effectively absorbed by the body. Hence, this would mean that even by eating well, it is difficult to replenish depleted Chromium stores.


The solution: Nature’s Gift Chromium Picolinate


Keep your blood sugar level in check with Nature’s Gift Chromium Picolinate! Just like iron, copper and zinc, Chromium is one of the 16 essential minerals the body needs to keep it healthy and fit. Sufficient amount of Chromium ensures the efficiency of hormone insulin in regulating blood sugar metabolism, fat metabolism, conversion of proteins into muscles and conversion of sugar into energy. Chromium helps to maintain lean muscle mass and optimize energy output, making you feel healthy and energised. Nature’s Gift Chromium Picolinate aids your blood glucose level fluctuation woes by keeping your blood glucose level balance in-between meals so you are less likely to snack. Chromium supplementation also contributes to the prevention of adult-onset diabetes. It has been shown to decrease sugar cravings and is considered effective against both hypoglycemia and diabetes by improving glucose tolerance, increasing cell sensitivity to insulin and reducing circulating insulin levels. It also plays a vital role in blood cholesterol regulation for the prevention of high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease.


Who will benefit from Nature’s Gift Chromium Picolinate?



  • Ideal for those with diabetes, pre-diabetes or for those who wish to reduce their risk of getting diabetes.

  • Ideal for those who are overweight

  • Ideal for those who want to maintain a healthy cholesterol level

  • Ideal for those who engage in vigorous exercise and workouts



References



  1. Martin, J., Julia, V., Wang, Z.Q., Mathews, D.E., Zhang, X.H., Cefalu, W.T. and Wachtel, D. 2006. Chromium picolinate supplementation attenuates body weight gain and increases insulin sensitivity in subjects with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care 29: 1826-1832.

  2. Press, R.I., Geller, J. and Evans, G.W. 1990. The effect of chromium picolinate on serum cholesterol and apolipoprotein fractions in human subjects. The Western Journal of Medicine 152: 41-45.

  3. Kaats, G.R., Blum, K., Pullin, D., Keith, S.C. and Wood, R. 1998. A randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled study of the effects of chromium picolinate supplementation on body composition: A replication and extension of a previous study. Current Therapeutic Research 59: 379-388.


* This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent diseases.

My period began at the age of 14. During every menses, I suffered from fever and extreme fatigue. There were times I had to lie down all day long, not able to do anything. By age 18, not only had I put on excessive weight, I developed a very serious acne problem. Big, unsightly, swollen pimples were all over my face. I was so ashamed to look at myself in the mirror. I felt inferior and lousy about myself, and I missed out on the joys of much of my youth, which should have been an exciting experience.


When I turned 22, I met Ms. Jarrow Marcus. He introduced me to Dr. Lynn Tan?s DRP and gave me a lot invaluable advice. However, deep down, I was sceptical and apprehensive about the products and programme. Having read the Healthy Living series, which is works and was convinced that the way to build a healthy body is through diet and lifestyle?


In May 2002, I started DRP with the intention of completing it for 7 days. I felt healthier and more alive during the course, so I decided to carry on the programme, which lasted for 21 days. During that time, I shed 13kg, arriving at my ideal weight of 49kg from 62kg. My pimples also started to clear up. And thank God, no more discomfort or pain when I had my menses in the following month.


I did another round of DRP for 14 days in September 2005 to continue ?spring cleaning? my body, knowing that I had abused it over the years with poor choices of food. After the programme, I continue on daily supplements such as 5 Essentials, Niacin, C Complex, Garlic & Parsley Oil, and Chromium Picolinate, as well as undergoing the coffee enema twice every day.


I have been using Annemarie Borlind Purifying Care Series and Ultra Stick for many years now. My complexion has improved so tremendously that no one would believe that I had chronic acne if I did not show them my old pictures.
I found a new life. I have my self-confidence back and my weight and acne problems are behind me. I do not even remember what period pain is like anymore!


Thank you, NewLife™, I love NewLife™.


Jessie Endam, Jan/ Feb 2007


Disclaimer: The contents on this page are not to be substituted for medical advice or diagnosis. The information presented here is purely for educational purpose. This is not a prescription for self-diagnosis or self-medication. Consult your own physician regarding the application of any opinions and recommendations with respect to your symptoms or medical conditions.