CaliVita International, USA
Quantity: 100 capsules
Amount per each capsule:
Chromium picolinate (GTF) ......... 500 mcg
|The product is made exclusively from natural ingredients
Chromium is an essential element for the metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Everyone knows about insulin, which plays a significant role in the development of muscles, regulation of weight and a healthy cardio-vascular system. Insulin helps the cells to receive glucose and amino acids necessary for energy production and protein synthesis. /p>
Less well known is the fact that insulin can not participate in the metabolism of carbohydrates without the assistance of chromium. The level of chromium in the body decreases with age and increased physical activity. The lack of chromium can cause increased sensitivity to sugar, diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease. Athletes may obtain fatigue and slow muscle growth. /p>
Experiments on animals have shown that lack of chromium can lead to inadequate growth, reduce life and impotence. Numerous scientific studies conducted over the human body, confirmed that chromium is able to prolong life. /p>
Symptoms of a lack of chromium may increase with excessive use of simple sugars (glucose, fructose and refined sugar). Studies conducted in 1986 showed 10-300% loss of chromium in people whose diet contained a large amount of sugar. /p>
According to other studies conducted in America, 90% of people consume the amount of chromium, which is less than the minimum required daily dose of 50-200 mcg. This is because the processing of food, during which 80% chromium disappears. The solution to this problem is the consumption of chromium dietary supplements. /p>
Chromium picolinate is biologically active form of chromium. It stimulates the metabolism of carbohydrates, enhances the action of insulin and stabilize the energy balance by the continued regulation of blood sugar levels. It accelerates the assimilation of amino acids, accelerates protein synthesis and has a beneficial effect on metabolic processes. This increases endurance, as the body recovers quickly. /p>
Since dietary supplements containing chromium, markedly normalize blood sugar levels, they may be particularly useful for patients with diabetes, especially in the initial stage of the disease. However, they are not a substitute of insulin or anti-diabetic drugs. /p>
According to clinical studies, chromium picolinate accelerates weight loss without any negative side effects. In a corresponding diet and regular exercise it may be of great help to people wishing to lose weight, and athletes who want to achieve and maintain ideal body weight. /p>
Due to the impacts on the assimilation of proteins chromium can accelerate muscle growth and reduce body fat in athletes and especially bodybuilders. The effectiveness of the anabolic effects of chromium (building muscles) is equivalent to the action of hormones (testosterone). /p>
Studies have shown that over the 6-week training program, daily intake of chromium picolinate 200-400 mcg increases muscle at 2.5 kg and 3.2 kg loss of body fat. Subtotal better physical condition is 5,7 kg. Members of the control group with the same training program achieved increased muscle mass to 1.8 kg and the loss of body fat per 1 kg. It is just half the results of the group, receiving chromium.
Chromium picolinate is not toxic, even at high doses.
Patients with diabetes should follow their assigned diet even when taking chromium.
Recommended dosage: adults - 1 capsule daily.