Chromium Picolinate


   Chromium Picolinate #60

   Accurate retail: $12.20 retail: $14.35


An essential mineral for metabolism of sugar and other carbs*

  1. Supports already normal blood sugar levels*
  2. Helps decrease carbohydrate cravings*
  3. An effective component of weight management regimens




One Capsule Contains:
Chromium (as Chromium Picolinate) 500 mcg.

Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide.

Product Description

Chromium is an essential nutrient for human life and is widely distributed in small quantities in food; however, the refining of flour and sugar has depleted chromium levels in many foods. Metabolic stress, strenuous exercise, and pregnancy can all increase chromium needs.* Studies suggest adequate chromium intake supports already normal blood glucose levels, insulin sensitivity, and sperm count.*

Chromium in the form of picolinate has been widely studied for support of blood sugar metabolism.* Decreases in carbohydrate cravings have also been noted. Other studies have shown chromium picolinate can increase lean-body mass in obese patients and enhance the effect of other weight management strategies.*

Picolinic acid is a natural mineral chelator produced in the body. It is produced from the amino acid tryptophan in the liver and kidneys and is transported to the pancreas. During digestion, it is secreted from the pancreas into the small intestine, where it binds to minerals to facilitate their absorption.*


* 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.

Reference Publications

Chromium Picolinate –  Overview

CoQ10 – Ubiquinone vs Ubiquinol

CoQ10 – Dosing and Safety

  1. Risk assessment for coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone). – PubMed – NCBI
  2. Safety assessment of coenzyme Q10 (Kaneka Q10) in healthy subjects: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. – PubMed – NCBI


CoQ10 – Measurement of CoQ10 Levels

  1. Coenzyme Q10 – Is There a Clinical Role and a Case for Measurement?

CoQ10 – Cardiovascular

  1. Co-enzyme Q10 supplementation for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. – PubMed – NCBI
  2. Coenzyme Q10 supplementation reduces oxidative stress and increases antioxidant enzyme activity in patients with coronary artery disease. – PubMed – NCBI
  3. Effects of coenzyme Q10 supplementation on inflammatory markers (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, interleukin-6, and homocysteine) in patients … – PubMed – NCBI
  4. Supplemental ubiquinol in patients with advanced congestive heart failure. – PubMed – NCBI
  5. The Relationship between Coenzyme Q10, Oxidative Stress, and Antioxidant Enzymes Activities and Coronary Artery Disease

CoQ10 – Central Sensitivity,  Oxidative Stress and Pain

  1. A newly identified role for superoxide in inflammatory pain. 2004
  2. Roles of Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species in Pain – 2011

CoQ10 – Depression

  1. Lower plasma Coenzyme Q10 in depression – a marker for treatment resistance and chronic fatigue in depression and a risk factor to cardiovascular disorder in that illness

CoQ10 – Fatigue & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  1. Coenzyme Q10 deficiency in myalgic encephalomyelitis:chronic fatigue syndrome (ME:CFS) is related to fatigue, autonomic and neurocognitive symptoms… – PubMed – NCBI
  2. Does Oral Coenzyme Q10 Plus NADH Supplementation Improve Fatigue and Biochemical Parameters in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
  3. The role of mitochondrial dysfunctions due to oxidative and nitrosative stress in the chronic pain or chronic fatigue syndromes and fibromyalgia patients – 2013

CoQ10 – CAM, Fibromyalgia

  1. Benefits of Coenzyme Q10 | Fibromyalgia Natural Relief
  2. Can coenzyme q10 improve clinical and molecular parameters in fibro… – PubMed – 2013
  3. Coenzyme Q10 Regulates Serotonin Levels and Depressive Symptoms in Fibromyalgia Patients – 2013
  4. Effect of coenzyme Q10 evaluated by 1990 and 2010 ACR Diagnostic Criteria for Fibromyalgia and SCL-90-R – 2013
  5. Fibromyalgia: unknown pathogenesis and a “chicken or the egg” causa… – PubMed – 2012
  6. NLRP3 inflammasome is activated in fibromyalgia: the effect of coen… – PubMed – 2014
  7. Oral coenzyme Q10 supplementation improves clinical symptoms and re… – PubMed – 2012
  8. Oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction in fibromyalgia. – PubMed – 2010


CoQ10 -Headaches (Migraine)

  1. A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, crossover, add-on study of CoEnzyme Q10 in the prevention of pediatric and adolescent migraine. – PubMed – NCBI
  2. Coenzyme Q10 deficiency and response to supplementation in pediatric and adolescent migraine. – PubMed – NCBI
  3. Improvement of migraine symptoms with a proprietary supplement containing riboflavin, magnesium and Q10 – Dolovent – 2015
  4. Open label trial of coenzyme Q10 as a migraine preventive. – PubMed – NCBI
  5. Oxidative Stress Correlates with Headache Symptoms in Fibromyalgia – Coenzyme Q10 Effect on Clinical Improvement


CoQ10 – High Blood Pressure

  1. Blood pressure lowering efficacy of coenzyme Q10 for primary hypertension (Review)

CoQ10 – Obesity

  1. Evaluation of antioxidant systems (coenzyme Q10 and total antioxidant capacity) in morbid obesity before and after biliopancreatic diversion

CoQ10 – Peripheral Neuropathy

  1. Diabetic neuropathic pain development in type 2 diabetic mouse model and the prophylactic and therapeutic effects of coenzyme Q10
  2. The effect of ubiquinone in diabetic polyneuropathy: a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study. – PubMed – NCBI

CoQ10 – Statins

  1. Coenzyme Q(10) and statin myalgia: what is the evidence? – PubMed – NCBI
  2. Coenzyme Q10 Supplementation for the Treatment of Statin Induced
  3. Effect of coenzyme q10 on myopathic symptoms in patients treated with statins. – PubMed – NCBI
  4. Effects of coenzyme Q10 supplementation (300 mg:day) on antioxidation and anti-inflammation in coronary artery disease patients during statins therapy
  5. Effects of ubiquinone (coenzyme Q10) on myopathy in statin users. – PubMed – NCBI
  6. Pharmacogenetics of Statin-Induced Myopathy – A Focused Review of the Clinical Translation of Pharmacokinetic Genetic Variants

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