Reacted Chromium by Ortho molecular Products
Reacted Chromium includes 200 mcg per serving of
chromium, ideally formulated using the superior chromium
polynicotinate (niacin-bound) form for enhanced absorption
and superior function. Chromium enhances insulin control,
promotes healthy glucose metabolism, and supports
Chromium is a trace mineral essential to human health.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture,
approximately one in ten Americans achieves the minimum
recommended daily requirement for chromium (50 mcg).
Supplementing chromium can help maintain healthy levels
within the body. Absorption of chromium from the intestinal
tract is low and chromium reserves are easily depleted with
high-sugar diets and excessive exercise, but absorption can
be enhanced with niacin.[1-8]. Once chromium is properly
absorbed, it is stored in the liver, spleen, soft tissue and bone. 
Chromium is considered a cofactor of insulin, the hormone
responsible for regulation of the metabolism of carbohydrates,
fats and protein. Chromium acts as a seal between insulin and
the receptor sites on cell membranes, supporting regulation
of sugar and glucose transport into the cells. Chromium is
essential to the efficacy of insulin in the body and contributes
to blood sugar balance.[10-12] Some studies indicate that taking
chromium supplements can also contribute to bone health
Blood Sugar Balance†
Chromium deficiency impairs the body’s ability to efficiently
use glucose to meet its energy needs and raises insulin
requirements. Experts suggest that this role makes chromium
supplements essential to support insulin function and promote
blood sugar balance.
In some studies, supplementing chromium at 150 to 1,000
mcg/day has been shown to support healthy HDL, LDL and
triglyceride levels. [16-22]
1 or more capsules per day or as recommended by your health
Does Not Contain
Gluten, yeast, artificial colors and flavors.
If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your physician before
taking this product.
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