Nutritional Facts CHROMIUM PICOLINATE 200mcg - 120 veg caps
|per servingDaily dose|
|Information CHROMIUM PICOLINATE 200mcg - 120 veg caps|
|Serving size: 1 vegetable capsule|
|Daily dose: 1 vegetable capsule|
|Servings per container:|
|Amount per serving||NRV*|
|NRVs (Nutrient Reference Values) established in Regulation (EU) 1169/2011 of 25 October 2011. †† NRVs are not established on this occasion.|
|Ingredients: Maltodextrin, bulking agent E170 (calcium carbonate), coating agent E464 (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose), bulking agent E460 (i) (cellulose microcrystalline), anticaking agent E470b (magnesium stearate) and E551 (silicon dioxide), colouring E171 (titanium dioxide), chromium picolinate (1.6mg).|
How to take CHROMIUM PICOLINATE 200mcg - 120 veg caps:Take 1 capsule a day with a meal.
- Vegetarian formula
- Vegetable capsules
- Only 1 capsule a day
- Maximum assimilation Chromium Picolinate
- Each capsule provides the recommended daily intake of Chromium
Table of contents
Chromium Picolinate by HSN Essentials is a nutritional supplement made of chromium picolinate. It is a combination of the essential mineral chromium and picolinic acid, resulting in one of the most bioavailable forms of chromium for the organism.
Chromium is an essential mineral that is necessary for our body to intervene in the metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, as well as to improve insulin sensitivity.
Insulin is a hormone that is synthesized by the pancreas in response to our body detecting the presence of glucose in our bloodstream. It is essential for us to get energy from the nutrients in our diet (carbohydrates). Insulin helps to maintain the level of sugar in blood (glycemia) and prevents it from becoming too high (hyperglycemia) or too low (hypoglycemia).
When there is an excess of glucose, more than the amount that the body needs, insulin will store this surplus. Therefore, insulin helps to balance blood glucose levels and maintain them within normal parameters, so that the greater the amount of glucose, the more insulin will be released by the pancreas.
Insulin sensitivity can be defined as the ability of the muscle cell to absorb this glucose, rather than the fatty adipocyte. That is, if we maintain a high sensitivity, our fat deposits will probably not be affected, therefore, we will not present insulin resistance. This last parameter is especially important, since it is related to the increase of fat. On the other hand, if the insulin regulating mechanism discussed above does not work normally, there may be important complications such as hyperglycemia, which involves serious risks.
The role of Chromium will be to act as an intermediary, apart from maintaining correct healthy habits like improving our diet and regular exercise, which will increase this sensitivity to insulin. The result will be a reduction of the possible blood sugar alterations that can happen as a result of an excess of carbohydrates. (1)
Due to its regulation of insulin, chromium leads to a reduction of the desire to eat food between meals, especially sweets. If our goal is to reduce weight, we should be carrying out a calorie-reduced diet, therefore if we can improve our dietary pattern through this hormonal optimization, we will be closer to achieving our goal. (2)
One of the main reasons to choose the supplementation with this mineral is that the absorption of chromium from food by the body is very poor. Thus, in order to increase its availability, it is advisable to add an extra intake to some meals.
Given its properties to regulate blood glucose, it is advisable to consume it with meals that contain the highest amounts of carbohydrates possible, which will be those that will mostly stimulate insulin.
- Anyone looking to ensure the supply of a correct amount of chromium to their diet
- People looking to improve their body composition, reduce fat and/or increase lean mass
- People looking to boost the action of insulin and help to balance blood sugar levels
1. Sundaram B, Singhal K, Sandhir R. Ameliorating effect of chromium administration on hepatic glucose metabolism in streptozotocin-induced experimental diabetes. Biofactors. 2012 Jan-Feb;38(1):59-68. doi: 10.1002/biof.194. Epub 2012 Jan 30.
2. Bahadori B, Wallner S, Schneider H, Wascher TC, Toplak H. [Effect of chromium yeast and chromium picolinate on body composition of obese, non-diabetic patients during and after a formula diet]. Acta Med Austriaca. 1997;24(5):185-7