Chromium is an essential trace mineral needed by the body for a number of vital biological functions, the most well-known being its role in blood sugar management. This is based on its ability to unlock the “cell door” to the hormone insulin, allowing it to enter the cells. Multiple double-blind, placebo-controlled studies have been carried out, mainly on type II diabetics, showing marked improvements in blood glucose levels. However even those who do not suffer from diabetes have found that chromium can help with weight loss and reducing food cravings, due to its ability to help keep blood sugar levels stable.
Since insulin resistance and high blood sugar appear to be risk factors for heart disease and metabolic syndrome, higher chromium intake can also help reduce the risk of developing these conditions.
AOR’s Chromium Picolinate is a specific form of chromium with picolinic acid, and research has suggested that this is the natural form of chromium in all living things. It therefore stands to reason that chromium picolinate is the optimal form of chromium supplementation as it is the form that is actually utilized by the body.