- Helps regulate glucose metabolism
- Helps maintain healthy lipoprotein balance
- Helps prevent heart disease
- Keeps sugar levels stable during exercise
Controls Glucose Levels
Chromium is an essential trace mineral. It's most important function is maintaining healthy levels of blood sugar. This is particularly important for individuals with impaired insulin function. Chromium also helps to balance lipoprotein levels and prevent plaque buildup in arteries.
Blood Sugar and Heart Health
Chromium enhances the roles of insulin, allowing insulin to travel through the body and control blood sugar levels. Many studies have suggested that chromium supplementation can help those with type II diabetes or abnormal blood sugar. Low levels of chromium have been associated with high cholesterol, as well as high blood sugar. Since insulin resistance and high blood sugar are thought to be risk factors for heart disease, chromium may be beneficial in helping to prevent cardiovascular problems. Chromium may also have benefits during athletic exercise, since maintaining stable glucose levels is important for endurance sports.
A Natural Form of Chromium
Chromium picolinate is trivalent chromium with picolinic acid. This is the natural form of chromium in living organisms, and a supplemental form that has shown benefits in clinical trials. AOR's formula provides an effective dose of this important nutrient to keep glucose under control.