Chromium Picolinate contains Chromium which is involved in the metabolism of glucose and the synthesis of cholesterol, fats and protein.
Chromium is an essential nutrient that your body needs every day. The term "trace" means that Chromium is a mineral that's found in the body in very small amounts (less than 5 grams), which may make taking a Chromium supplement especially important.
Chromium is essential to maintain stable blood sugar levels by helping insulin do its work, and so can be helpful for people with diabetes and hypoglycaemia.
Chromium has also been used successfully to control blood cholesterol, and it promotes the loss of fat and increases lean muscle tissue.
Studies have shown it may increase longevity and help prevent osteoporosis. Chromium deficiency, which is extremely common, can lead to fatigue, glucose intolerance, Syndrome X (hyperinsulinism), poor protein metabolism and increased risk to coronary artery disease.