Dee Cee Labs ChromeMate - 90 Capsules
ChromeMate Chromium Polynicotinate
Naturally Balance Blood Sugar
Dee Cee Labs' Chromemate contains the important mineral chromium which is essential for energy production.
Role of Chromium in the Body
Chromium polynicotinate also and has an important role in regulating appetite, reducing sugar cravings, and lowering body fat. Chromium helps insulin metabolize fat, turn protein into muscle, and convert sugar into energy. The primary function of chromium is to potentiate the effects of insulin and thereby enhance glucose, amino acid and fat metabolism.
There is often an issue with chromium bioavailability, especially from food sources like brewers yeast, broccoli, and cinnamon so it is important to supplement with a bound form of chromium. The two most popular forms of this trace mineral are chromium picolinate (bound to a metabolite of the amino acid tryptophan) and chromium polynicotinate, which is niacin bound chromium.
DC Labs ChromeMate contains the chromium polynicotinate form of chromium. Although the picolinate form has been used in more studies, the polynicotinate form appears to be better absorbed and somewhat safer.
Chromium Studies and ResearchA study published in 1997 in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise revealed that niacin bound chromium caused significant weight loss in obese women when combined with exercise while chromium picolinate actually caused weight gain. There was a scare about chromium picolinate being damaging to chromosomes and having mutagenic effects but the studies that showed this were done in hamster ovary cells.
Chromium is a trace mineral and the Estimated Safe and Adequate Daily Dietary Intake (ESADDI) is 50-200 mcg.
Due to studies that show a loss of chromium during exercise which may lead to a deficiency, athletes may have a need for chromium supplementation. Some signs of chromium deficiency include high blood glucose levels, increased cholesterol and triglycerides, and decreased HDL levels. So, it appears that a good chromium supplement can normalize glucose levels and reduce cholesterol and trigylcerides.
A somewhat recent study conducted at Georgetown University Medical Center and published in May 2002 showed that chromium polynicotinate can enhance insulin sensitivity and reduce age-related disorders including problems with glucose metabolism. Because chromium competes with iron for absorption, it may be a good idea to take chromium and iron supplements separately. ChromeMate® brand of niacin-bound chromium polynicotinate. (U.S. Patents 4,923,855, 4,954,492 and 5,194,615).
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