Weight Loss Benefits of Chromium

This mineral assists the breakdown of carbohydrates and fats in the body.

Chromium picolinate has been promoted as an aid for weight reduction and as a builder of muscle mass. In a German study conducted in 1997, researchers examined the effects of chromium picolinate on obesity in non-diabetic individuals, all around forty-five years of age. One group of participants took 200 micrograms a day of chromium picolinate, while the other group took a placebo. After twenty-six weeks, those participants taking the mineral showed significant increases in lean body mass and decreases in weight, compared with the placebo group.” (p. 236)

Ulene. A. 2000. Dr. Art Ulene’s Complete Guide to Vitamins, Minerals and Herbs. New York, N.Y.: Avery.

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