Chromium Picolinate is an essential mineral that supports the body in maintaining normal blood sugar levels. Chromium helps insulin do its job and allows the body to adequately metabolize carbohydrates (sugars), fats and proteins. Clinical research indicates that chromium supplementation may reduce the total amount of insulin released upon food entering the digestive tract. This is a positive effect because high insulin levels increase the occurrence of excess glucose from carbohydrates, which can be stored as triglycerides, in adipose tissue versus glycogen in muscle tissue. It should be noted that due to its powerful effects on insulin, diabetics should consult their healthcare provider before use.