chromium picolinate

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A substance claimed by some to act as an anabolic agent. It has been suggested that chromium picolinate supplementation increases lean body mass because of the ability of chromium to boost protein metabolism through its potentiating effect on insulin. The results of at least one study appear to support the claim. However, further studies are necessary before any clear assessment of the effects of chromium picolinate supplementation on athletes can be made.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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