What are the properties of Chromium in supplements?

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The properties of Chromium

Chromium. Protects the stomach in case of contact with corrosive substances. Supports digestion. Allows you to reduce the problem of snacking. Thanks to the stabilization of blood sugar, it suppresses the appetite. Supports the metabolism of macronutrients.

Chromium Picolinate. If you’re into strength training, you may know chromium picolinate as a supplement useful in building muscle, burning fat, and metabolizing carbohydrates. Beyond these benefits, chromium moves blood sugar, also known as glucose, from your bloodstream into your cells. Here, glucose can be used to transform the macronutrients you eat – fats, carbohydrates, and proteins – into energy. Research revealed that chromium picolinate caused a noted increase in body weight reduction compared to a placebo.
An essential natural mineral found in meat, vegetables and wholegrains, chromium helps curb your sugar and carb cravings by helping your body control your blood-sugar levels. When you eat foods containing sugar, such as carbs, the sugar is absorbed into your blood and carried to your cells to be used for energy. When your cells have enough sugar, you stop craving it. Chromium helps your cells take in as much sugar as possible, which means you’ll experience far less carb and sugar cravings, making losing weight much easier.

An eight week study by Cornell University found that chromium supplementation curbed appetite and carb cravings in people with depression.

In 2010, chromium(III) picolinate was approved by Health Canada to be used in dietary supplements. Approved labeling statements include: a factor in the maintenance of good health, provides support for healthy glucose metabolism, helps the body to metabolize carbohydrates and helps the body to metabolize fats.



The supplements containing Chromium


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Chromium - References & External links

Chromium

TBS Ingredient ID (TBSI ID):
NameMolecular Formula:
Chromium
Cr
Classification TypeIdentifier
PubChem CID:
U.S. National Library of Medicine (PubChem)
InChI Key:
International Chemical Identifier hash (InChIKey) computed from chemical structure using the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) standard
VYZAMTAEIAYCRO-UHFFFAOYSA-N
CAS:
A proprietary registry number assigned by the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) division of the American Chemical Society (ACS)
7440-47-3
NIST:
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
ChemIDplus:
United States National Library of Medicine - TOXNET (Toxicology Data Network).
EC Number:
A seven-digit regulatory identifier currently assigned by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) known as a European Community (EC) number
231-157-5

Related substances

Chromium Picolinate

Chromium(III) picolinate (CrPic3) is a chemical compound sold as a nutritional supplement to treat type 2 diabetes and promote weight loss. This bright-red coordination compound is derived from chromium(III) and picolinic acid.

Chromium Picolinate

TBS Ingredient ID (TBSI ID):
NameMolecular Formula:
Chromium Picolinate
Synonyms:
Picolinic Acid Chromium(III) Salt, Chromium(III) Picolinate
C18H12CrN3O6
Classification TypeIdentifier
PubChem CID:
U.S. National Library of Medicine (PubChem)
InChI Key:
International Chemical Identifier hash (InChIKey) computed from chemical structure using the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) standard
CBDQOLKNTOMMTL-UHFFFAOYSA-K
CAS:
A proprietary registry number assigned by the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) division of the American Chemical Society (ACS)
14639-25-9
NIST:
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
ChemIDplus:
United States National Library of Medicine - TOXNET (Toxicology Data Network).
EC Number:
A seven-digit regulatory identifier currently assigned by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) known as a European Community (EC) number
477-680-4


The references to scientific articles about Chromium are not meant to imply that any products treat, cure, or diagnose any disease or human condition. We encourage our audience to do their own research beyond the resources we have provided so your decision is as educated as possible.

  • The properties of Chromium for Weight Loss:
    If you’re into strength training, you may know chromium picolinate as a supplement useful in building muscle, burning fat, and metabolizing carbohydrates. Beyond these benefits, chromium moves blood sugar, also known as glucose, from your bloodstream into your cells. Here, glucose can be used to transform the macronutrients you eat – fats, carbohydrates, and proteins – into energy. Allows you to reduce the problem of snacking. Thanks to the stabilization of blood sugar, it suppresses the appetite. Supports the metabolism of macronutrients.
  • The properties of Chromium boosting Brain / Mental Clarity:
    • DOCHERTY, John P.; SACK, D. A.; ROFFMAN, M.; FINCH, M.; KOMOROWSKI, J. R. Journal of Psychiatric Practice®, 2005, 11.5: 302-314. PMID:
      CONCLUSIONS: In a population of adults with atypical depression, most of whom were overweight or obese, CrPic produced improvement on the following HAM-D-29 items: appetite increase, increased eating, carbohydrate craving, and diurnal variation of feelings. In a subpopulation of patients with high carbohydrate craving, overall HAM-D-29 scores improved significantly in patients treated with CrPic compared with placebo. The results of this study suggest that the main effect of chromium was on carbohydrate craving and appetite regulation in depressed patients and that 600 mug of elemental chromium may be beneficial for patients with atypical depression who also have severe carbohydrate craving. Further studies are needed to evaluate chromium in depressed patients specifically selected for symptoms of increased appetite and carbohydrate craving as well as to determine whether a higher dose of chromium would have an effect on mood.