Chromium Polynicotinate Information

Chromium picolinate is a patented version of the trace mineral chromium. Studies show that this dietary supplement may provide benefits including weight loss, lowered serum cholesterol and glucose, burned fat, and build muscle. Picolinic acid is produced in the human body, apparently for the purpose of improving the cellular uptake of trace metal ions. Scientists have demonstrated that several minerals in the picolinate form are many times better assimilated than other forms of the same mineral.

Dosage and Administration

National Academy of Science's recommended range is 50-200 mcg per day. The high incidence of adult-onset diabetes suggests to some doctors that many people should be supplementing with small amounts of chromium. A daily intake of 200 mcg is recommended by many doctors. In general, a pregnant woman needs an additional 5 mcg of chromium per day (over the RDA) and a breast-feeding woman needs about 10 mcg more per day than other women in her age group.