Chromium is a micromineral. Other microminerals include boron, arsenic, iron, cobalt, iodine, selenium, silicon, tin, vanadium, zinc, and manganese. The body only requires trace amount, generally less than 200mcg (micrograms) a day. Microminerals can be obtained both through food and supplementation. When the body’s storage of these nutrients becomes deficient symptom can occur. The microminerals, arsenic, cobalt, nickel and tin can be sufficiently consumed through diet Chromium has been seen to stimulate muscle development, increase physical endurance, help lower excess cortisol (therefore play a role in weight loss, specifically abdominal fat), reduce bone loss, help decrease sugar cravings, help burns calories, increase the hormone DHEA, increase antibodies, and help regulate blood sugar.
Chromium deficiencies may occur due to ageing, over exercise, high carbohydrate diet, high intake of refined sugars, and soil where foods have been grown that are low in chromium.
Chromium (as picolinate) 200mcg.
Other Ingredients: Capsules (geltain, water), rice powder and magnesium stearate. Our Chromium Picolinate is 100% pure crystalline powder.
Contains No sugar, salt, dairy, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, preservatives, artificial colours or flavours.
As a dietary supplement, adults take one capsule daily with meals, or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Store in a cool, dry place and away from direct light.
Note: Symptoms of toxicity: Lightheadedness and rashes.
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