What is Chromium Picolinate?
Chromium Picolinate is colloquially known as Chromium (Cr). Chromium is a mineral, classed as an essential trace element because very small amounts of Chromium are critical for human health. There are two forms of Chromium: trivalent chromium and hexavalent chromium, with the former being found in food and supplements. The element was named accordingly from the Greek word for colour, chroma, due to its blue-white metallic shade that is used in many colourful industrial compounds. Chromium has been used for various reasons over the centuries. In the 3rd Century, Chromium was used in weaponry during the Qin Dynasty in China. Nowadays, the element is used for chromium plating.
Benefits of Chromium Picolinate
Our Chromium tablets contain Chromium Picolinate, a form of Chromium that aids the maintenance of blood glucose concentrations by playing a role in the formation of the glucose tolerance factor (GTF), an organic complex that regulates glucose uptake in cells. Higher cellular glucose concentrations provide optimal conditions for energy production, particularly in the muscles. Chromium Picolinate also supports the metabolism of macronutrients (carbohydrates, fat and protein).
Our Chromium Picolinate tablets
Oxford Vitality provides Chromium Picolinate tablets in two strength options of 500mg and 1,000mg to suit your purchasing needs. We also provide four quantities to choose from.
Each tablet is only 150mg in weight and 6mm in diameter, our smallest tablet size. This is for ease of consumption.
Please note - we recommend that both the 500 and 1,000 tablet options are more suitable for use by more than one person. This is to ensure that you are receiving full use of the product before its expiry date. For one person's use, we recommend the 120 or 240 tablet options.