CAN A SUPPLEMENT STOP HUNGER?

CHROMIUM PICOLINATE: SCIENTISTS DISCOVER SOME NEW BENEFITS TO THIS WEIGHT-LOSS SUPPLEMENT

October 7, 2009
CAN A SUPPLEMENT STOP HUNGER?

Have you heard? Chromium picolinate can not only help you eat less but also curb cravings.

Check out this information: Researchers from Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) found that women who took 1,000 mcg (1 mg) of chromium picolinate daily for eight weeks reduced their food intake by a whopping 25%. Those who took a placebo decreased their food intake by only 8%. Both groups experienced eased cravings for carbohydrates, high-fat foods and sweets over time. Women taking the chromium, however, reduced their cravings for high-fat foods to a greater extent than those taking the placebo.

What is it? Chromium is an essential trace mineral that occurs naturally in small amounts in some foods, including brewer’s yeast, pork kidney, lean meats, cheese, and whole-grain breads and cereals. Despite the fact that the human body doesn’t absorb it well, chromium plays an important role in the metabolism of protein, carbs and fat. Although these study data were promising, researchers point out that future studies are needed to confirm results.