Douglas Labs, Chromium Picolinate 250 mcg 100 Capsules

From: Douglas Labs
SKU: DL-7417-100X

Availability: Out of stock

$16.00

Quick Overview


    • Dietary Supplement

    • Blood Sugar

Product Description

Chromium Picolinate 250 mcg. is a trace element supplement that contains chromium bound to picolinic acid, a highly biologically active form of this mineral.

Chromium is an essential trace mineral that potentiates insulin action and thus influences carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism. The biologically active form of chromium, sometimes called glucose tolerance factor (GTF), occurs naturally in brewers yeast. GTF has been proposed to be a complex of chromium, nicotinic acid (vitamin B- 3), and possibly the amino acids glycine, cysteine, and glutamic acid. Although many attempts have been made to isolate or synthesize natural GTF, none have been entirely successful. Adequate chromium nutrition is essential for the formation of GTF and subsequent control of blood glucose levels. Studies have shown that supplemental chromium may be useful for the maintenance of healthy blood sugar. Chromium appears to act by increasing insulin binding, insulin receptor numbers, and rate of insulin receptor phosphorylation. Chromium absorption is typically less than 2% efficient and variable depending on its chemical form. Studies have demonstrated that chromium picolinate has a bioavailability comparable to that of chromium polynicotinate, and higher than that of chromium chloride. Tissues retain anywhere from 2 to 8 times more chromium from chromium picolinate compared to chromium chloride.

The typical dietary chromium intake in the U.S. can vary considerably depending on eating habits. Meats and unrefined whole grain cereal products, especially bran, are good sources of chromium. However, most self-selected diets contain less than 50 mcg per day, which is below the minimum of the Estimated Safe and Adequate Daily Dietary Intake established by the National Research Council, Food and Nutrition Board. Chromium requirements may be increased with high intake of refined carbohydrates and simple sugars, strenuous physical exercise or work, infection, or physical trauma.

Supplement Facts

Suggested Use Adults take 1 capsule daily or as directed by physician.
Supplement Facts
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 100
  Amount Per Serving % DV
Chromium (from Chromium Picolinate)  250 mg  208% 

*Daily Value (DV) not established.

Other Ingredients Cellulose, gelatin (capsule) and vegetable stearate.

Additional Information

SKU DL-7417-100X
Name Douglas Labs, Chromium Picolinate 250 mcg 100 Capsules
UPC 310539009345
MPN 7417-100X
Brand Douglas Labs
Form Capsule
Shipping Weight 0.1200
Serving Size 1 Capsule
Package Description 100 Capsules
Product Type Corn Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Salt Free, Soy Free, Starch Free, Sugar Free, Wheat Free, Yeast Free

Reviews

There are no reviews.

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register