What Is Chromium Picolinate Used For?
It’s thought that chromium facilitates the body’s digestion of fats and carbs.
It is promoted as an ergogenic (muscle-building) aid for bodybuilders and athletes as well as a weight loss help for dieters. Because it is one of the most readily absorbed forms, chromium picolinate is one that is widely used.
Chromium has been studied for its potential to boost fat reduction and improve athletic and bodybuilding performance, with varying degrees of success. Even the most carefully planned research have not shown any benefits of chromium supplementation on weight loss or fat and/or body composition changes.
Diabetes and depression are two more conditions that are treated with chromium picolinate. To fully comprehend the connection between chromium and these disorders, more research is necessary. The study is ongoing. A correlation between chromium supplementation and the prevention or treatment of type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance has not been found in randomised controlled trials.
Chromium picolinate is also used to prevent or treat the following conditions:
Age-related mental decline
High blood sugar in HIV patients
Low blood sugar
High blood cholesterol caused by medication
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
High blood sugar related to steroid use
Currently, there is not enough evidence to support the use of chromium supplements for these uses.