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Vitacost Chromium as Chromium Picolinate -- 500 mcg - 300 Capsules


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Vitacost Chromium as Chromium Picolinate -- 500 mcg - 300 Capsules

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Vitacost Chromium as Chromium Picolinate Description

High potency, essential trace mineral.


What is Chromium as Chromium Picolinate?


Chromium is an essential trace mineral required for normal protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism.* Chromium picolinate is a combination of chromium with picolinic acid, a natural chelator (binding agent) that promotes absorption of certain minerals.*

 

What are the key benefits of Vitacost® Chromium as Chromium Picolinate?

  • Chromium may be used as part of your diet to help maintain a healthy blood sugar level.*
  • May promote a healthy appetite.*

Why is Vitacost® Chromium as Chromium Picolinate your everyday essential?

  • Most people do not get adequate chromium from their diet.
  • An excellent source of chromium.

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All Vitacost® supplements are formulated to deliver the level of support you expect and deserve. Whether you’re shopping Vitacost® vitamins, minerals, herbs or other key nutrients, their potency is guaranteed – what’s on the label is what’s in the bottle. Plus, all Vitacost® supplements adhere to the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs), ensuring that they are manufactured to high standards of POTENCY, PURITY, efficacy and safety. We take PRIDE in what we do, which is why we promise if you don’t love your product, we’ll take it back – even if the bottle is empty.

 

About Vitacost® Brand
The search is over. Vitacost® Brand supplements are focused on helping you create a strong foundation with simple, transparent formulas that support – and easily fit into – your daily life. Whether it’s Everyday Essentials you’re looking for or Targeted Wellness support, Vitacost® Brand supplements offer the high-quality solution you need at the value price you deserve. We continuously look for ways to improve technology, processes and ingredients, so you feel confident about what you’re putting in your body or giving to your family. And it’s all right here, at Vitacost.com®.


Directions

As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule daily with food or as directed by a healthcare professional.

 

Keep dry and at room temperature (59°-86°F [15°-30°C]).

Free Of
Milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, crustacean shellfish, fish, soy, gluten, titanium dioxide.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings per Container: 300
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Chromium (as chromium picolinate)500 mcg417%
Other Ingredients: Rice flour, gelatin, vegetable stearic acid and vegetable magnesium stearate.
Warnings

Pregnant or lactating women, those with diabetes, hypoglycemics, and people with known medical conditions and/or taking drugs should consult with a licensed physician and/or pharmacist prior to taking dietary supplements. Keep out of reach of children.

The product packaging you receive may contain additional details or may differ from what is shown on our website. We recommend that you reference the complete information included with your product before consumption and do not rely solely on the details shown on this page. For more information, please see our full disclaimer.
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Why Healthy Blood Sugar Levels Matter for Brain Health

Do you get irritable, cranky, shaky and spacy if you’re hungry or skip meals? If yes, you may have issues with keeping your blood sugar levels even. This can occur because you’re either not eating frequently enough, or you’re not eating the right kind of foods to support stable blood sugar levels.

How Blood Sugar Levels Affect Brain Health

In a healthy person, when blood sugar levels drop too low, the body will go through a series of adaptations in order to increase blood sugar. Your brain, although it weighs a mere two pounds, uses up 1/3 of the sugar in your blood, also known as glucose, for fuel. When your diet doesn’t provide enough glucose to feed your brain, your body will release another hormone called cortisol to grab stored sugar from your liver and muscle cells in order to provide glucose for your brain.

Some people, because of chronic unrelenting stress, can have poor cortisol output and lowered blood sugar levels resulting in feelings of extreme hunger, feeling “hangry” – hungry and angry at the same time, and befuddled thinking. They often also crave sugar at these times in order to get their blood sugar up to a level that supports healthy brain function.

To support your brain, and the health of the rest of your body, it is important to eat nutritious food on a regular schedule. Just like your mother said, eat three square meals a day, and add in two snacks as well. Aim to eat whole foods such as whole grains, beans, vegetables, low-glycemic fruits (this means fruits that don’t convert quickly to glucose in your body), lean protein such as fish, chicken, and turkey and nuts.

It's important to try to eat at least every 3 to 4 hours, and consider having a small snack like an apple with nut butter between lunch and dinner. Avoid eating desserts, sweets, sodas, high-glycemic fruits and fruit juices and foods laden with chemicals and preservatives. When it’s your birthday or a holiday, indulge and enjoy, just don’t behave as if it’s your birthday every day!

For additional support, one supplement that may help with healthy blood sugar levels already whithin normal range is chromium.* Consider taking 200 mcg to 400 mcg once daily with food.

Below is a sample diet that you can use as a guideline for supporting healthy blood sugar throughout the day.

Breakfast: 1 cup of oatmeal with blueberries, almonds, and dried cranberries on top

Mid morning snack: an apple with sunflower butter

Lunch: A large salad with fiive colors in it (meaning 5 different vegetables), 1 medium chicken breast and 1/3 cup of brown rice

Mid afternoon snack: have a handful of nuts high in omega 3 fats like walnuts

Dinner: Bean burrito with beans, salsa, avocado, a corn tortilla or wrap and roasted vegetables. If you eat dairy, add some cheese, and if you’re a chip lover, have baked corn chips.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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