- Vegetarian formula
- Vegetable capsules
- Only 1 capsule a day
- Maximum assimilation Chromium Picolinate
- Each capsule provides the recommended daily amount of Chromium
What is Chromium Picolinate?
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 body.
Chromium is an essential mineral that is necessary for our body to intervene in the metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, as well as improving insulin sensitivity.
Properties of Chromium Picolinate
Chromium Picolinate and Insulin
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 maintain blood sugar (glycemia) and prevents it from becoming too high (hyperglycemia) or too low (hypoglycemia).
When there is an excess of glucose, more than the amount the body needs, insulin will make that surplus be stored. Therefore, insulin helps to balance blood glucose levels and maintain them in a normal range, so that the greater the presence of glucose, the more insulin is 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 reserves will probably not be affected, therefore, we will not present insulin resistance. This last parameter is especially important as it is related to the increase in fat. On the other hand, if the insulin regulating mechanism discussed above does not work normally, there may be important complications such as hyperglycemia, with the serious risks this involves.
The role of Chromium will be to act as an intermediary, and along with maintaining correct healthy habits, like improving our diet and regular exercise, will increase this sensitivity to insulin, thus reducing the possible blood sugar changes that can happen as a result of an excess of carbohydrates. (1)
Chromium and Diet
Precisely because of the regulation it produces over insulin, it leads to a reduction of the desire to eat food, especially sweets, between meals. 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)
Why a Chromium Supplement?
One of the main reasons to opt for the supplementation of this mineral is because the absorption of chromium provided by food is very low. Thus, to increase the availability, it is advisable to accompany some meals with this contribution.
When should we take Chromium Picolinate?
Given its properties to regulate blood glucose, it is advisable to take with meals that contain the highest amounts of carbohydrates, which will be those that will stimulate insulin the most.
Who can benefit from Chromium Picolinate?
- 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 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
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) establecidos en el Reglamento (UE) 1169/2011 de 25 de octubre de 2011. †† Los NRV en esta ocasión no están establecidos.|
|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 PICOLINATO DE CROMO:Take 1 capsule a day with a meal.
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