Chromium Picolinate Readily Absorbed Chromium Source

May 23, 2005

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Chromium Picolinate Readily Absorbed Chromium Source


Chromium Picolinate Readily Absorbed Chromium Source

SAN DIEGOChromium picolinateis the most absorbed form of chromium, according to new research presented atthe annual meeting of the Federation of American Societies for ExperimentalBiology (FASEB) in San Diego.

In a study conducted at Ohio State University, 12 young adult women wereadministered a single dose of 200 mcg of chromium picolinate (as Nutrition 21sChromax®), chromium chloride, chromium niacin amino acid chelate and chromiumnicotinate. The subjects urine was collected over 24 hours following chromiumsupplementation and assayed to determine how much chromium subjects hadabsorbed. After a washout period of up to two weeks, subjects repeated thesequence three more times with the remaining chromium sources. Chromiumpicolinate yielded higher urinary levels of chromium than the twonicotinate-based preparations or chromium chloride. Chromium chloride producedthe lowest mean urinary value of the preparations.

Gail Montgomery, president and chief executive officer of Nutrition 21, said,This study is a significant milestone for Nutrition 21 because it furtherdistinguishes Chromax from other forms of chromium. Chromax is the most researched form of chromium. These new findings furthersupport its position as the optimal delivery form for improved chromiumnutrition, a category that is increasingly being recognized as important formaintaining metabolic health.

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