The 8-week trial, entitled "Effects of Chromium Picolinate
on Food Intake and Satiety," involved 42 overweight adult women who reported craving carbohydrates.
The clinical trial is designed to both evaluate the benefit of chromium picolinate
to help improve insulin sensitivity and investigate the prevalence of chromium deficiency in people with metabolic syndrome.
Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission got Nutrition 21, which makes chromium picolinate
, to stop claiming that it causes long-term weight-loss, lowers blood cholesterol, or treats or prevents diabetes (see page 3).
When compared with animals in the control group, the Chrome Mate group experienced significantly lower total cholesterol and triglycerides than the group supplemented with chromium picolinate
In January Nutrition 21 received a patent for the use of chromium picolinate
in high doses to stabilize blood glucose levels and reduce hyperglycemia associated with Type 2 diabetes.
Unfortunately, the study couldn't rule out the possibility that something other than the chromium picolinate
made the rats live longer.
In addition, both Chromax chromium picolinate
and biotin have been deemed safe by the FDA and are also Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) for use in foods and supplements.
These results validate similar results previously reported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) showing that, in humans, chromium picolinate
is better absorbed than other chromium forms.
This formulation is stable, has better absorption and is safer than other forms of chromium, including the sometimes controversial chromium picolinate
The 110 patients constituting the intent-to-treat (ITT) population received 600 mcg/day of elemental chromium, as Chromax chromium picolinate
(n=70), or placebo (n=40).
FDA agreed to let the company use a qualified health claim that recognizes chromium picolinate
as a safe nutritional supplement that may reduce the risk of insulin resistance and possibly type 2 diabetes.
Additional Research Presented at the 19th World Diabetes Congress Meeting Supports the Efficacy and Safety of Chromium Picolinate
in Diabetes Management
Purchase, NY, has launched a marketing campaign in support of Chromax chromium picolinate
as a standalone brand.
5,087,623; 5,087,624; and, 5,175,156), by advertising and promoting certain products containing chromium picolinate
for the uses covered by Nutrition 21's patents.
A new study has shown that Nutrition 21's Chromax chromium picolinate
is better absorbed by the body than other forms of chromium used as nutritional supplements and in foods.