Chromium Polynicotinate (CP)
Molecular Formula: Cr(C9H17NO4)3
Molecular Weight: 418.33
Chromium Polynicotinate (CP) has greater biological activity than other forms of Chromium. CP helps to stabilize blood sugar levels and can be critical to the synthesis of cholesterol, fats and proteins. Chromium polynicotinate consists of pure niacin-bound chromium, identified by United States Government researchers as the active component of true GTF (Glucose Tolerance Factor). GTF is responsible for binding insulin to cell membrane receptor sites. Chromium polynicotinate has been shown to possess greater biological activity than other chromium supplements.
Chromium Polynicotinate is a mineral required for regulation of blood sugar. It is involved in the metabolism of glucose and is essential for energy. The ability to maintain stable blood sugar levels is threatened by the lack of chromium in our soil and water and by a diet often high in white flour, refined sugar and junk food. Supplemental chromium has been used successfully to control cholesterol, promote the loss of fat and increase lean muscle tissue. Herbal Lite uses a form of chromium that is readily absorbed into the blood. In fact, the niacin bound chromium is a much more effective form of supplemental chromium than the more common and cheaper chromium picolinate.
Chromium polynicotinate facilitates and/or stimulates the metabolism of sugar, fat and cholesterol in the body, as well as the function of insulin. Major hospital and university studies have suggested that supplementation with chromium can reduce body fat, help build lean body muscle, regulate blood sugar and lower elevated cholesterol, particularly in deficient individuals. The polynicoti- nate and amino acid forms of chromium found in the BioSlim formulas are the most biologically active, most potent available.
Chromium plays a role in the metabolism of glucose, and is necessary for energy production. Since this mineral assists in the production of insulin, it helps to stabilize blood sugar levels and can be beneficial both for people with hypoglycemia and diabetes. It is also crucial to the synthesis of cholesterol, fats, and proteins. Chromium Polynicotinate is more effective than any other type of chromium, as it binds the elemental chromium to niacin (Vitamin B-3). This provides a biologically active form of chromium, which is more absorbable in the body.
Chromium Polynicotinate is recommended by the U.S. Government National Research Council as the superior and preferred form of chromium for bioavailability and biological activity.