Chromium, an essential trace mineral, is poorly absorbed by the human body. It occurs in small amounts in some foods, including brewer’s yeast, lean meat, cheese, pork, kidney and whole grain bread and cereals. The mineral has critical health benefits and is beneficial to the treatment and prevention of diabetes and heart disease. However, with the prevalence of processed foods and refined sugars in modern diets, there is a widespread chromium deficiency and many people turn to supplements. Among the many forms in which chromium is available, chromium picolinate—the form found in Petite Appetite—is better absorbed by humans.
With its ability to enhance insulin function, chromium is necessary to control blood sugar and prevent insulin resistance. When functioning properly, insulin is a master metabolic hormone. However, when insulin does not function properly, your metabolism grinds to a halt. Insulin regulates blood glucose: the more glucose enters your bloodstream, the more it ends up being stored as fat. In optimum insulin function, glucose moves to your cells to be burned as energy. Chromium Picolinate enhances metabolism by optimizing insulin function, and reducing blood glucose.
Chromium Picolinate reduces cravings by sensitizing the glucostat in the brain that monitors blood sugar availability and tells the body when it is hungry. The mineral also helps preserve muscle by sensitizing muscle tissue to insulin, stimulating protein synthesis and retarding protein breakdown. Increased muscle mass also increases metabolic rate and helps you maintain weight loss. Studies have also supported chromium's ability to reduce blood lipids ancholesterol, thus enhancing cardiovascular health.
The trace mineral’s impact on appetite and weight loss has been well documented.
control group was given a placebo. The researchers also studied chromium's impact on rats. The results were conclusive. Both humans and
rats who received the supplement ate less, felt less hungry and had fewer cravings. Scientists concluded that Chromium Picolinate had some impact
on brain activity.
mood swings in a group of adults with atypical depression.
Chromium Picolinate, in the pure form found in Petite-Appetite is particularly effective when combined with the other ingredients found in the supplement.
Linus Pauling Institute