Not All Chromium is the Same

Chromax® chromium picolinate, is supported with over 50 human clinical studies, GRAS doses up to 2000 mcg per day and 35 non-rejected DSHEA claims.


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CHROMAX® CHROMIUM PICOLINATE IS A PERFECT NUTRIENT TO FORMULATE INTO PRODUCTS POSITIONED TO ADDRESS MANY OF THE HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE ISSUES THAT ARE OF INCREASING CONCERN TO THE AMERICAN POPULATION, SUCH AS COGNITION FUNCTION, WEIGHT MANAGEMENT, FOOD CRAVINGS, MOOD AND SUPPORT FOR HEALTHY GLUCOSE METABOLISM.

WITH MORE THAN 20 ACTIVE AND PENDING PATENTS, CHROMAX® CHROMIUM PICOLINATE, MADE IN THE U.S., IS THE ONLY FORM OF CLINICALLY EFFICACIOUS DIETARY CHROMIUM THAT HAS BEEN REVIEWED EXTENSIVELY FOR SAFETY AND EFFICACY. THE BODY OF SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE PROVIDES OUR CUSTOMERS WITH MARKETABLE SUBSTANTIATED CLAIMS AND NUMEROUS HEALTH BENEFITS FOR THE CONSUMER.

Chromax® chromium picolinate is different from other forms of chromium in that it has:

  • A stable chemical structure
  • Superior absorption
  • Extensive clinical testing
  • Extensive safety testing
  • Extensive regulatory review
  • Always been manufactured in the U.S. according to applicable GMP standards

Nutrition 21 supplies Chromax® chromium picolinate to leading manufacturers marketing effective products designed to promote and help support consumer’s dietary and nutritional needs in:

Novel research published in the August 8, 2013 New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) article, “Glucose Levels and Risk of Dementia” suggests, higher glucose levels may be a risk factor for dementia, even among persons without diabetes. Click here for more information.

Other research has shown that Chromax® chromium picolinate supports brain glucose transporter function and contributes to improved glucose metabolism, significantly improving cognitive function.

Chromax® chromium picolinate has been affirmed as Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) for use in food and beverage products for more than a decade and was affirmed in November 2012 GRAS for use in foods at daily doses up to 2,000 mcg of chromium. It is one of only a handful of marketed ingredients to have secured this status at clinically effective doses. Chromax® is easy to use in food and beverage products. It is used in very low dosages and therefore does not require extensive formulation rebalancing. It is extremely stable and will not break down when exposed to high temperature processing methods. It does not impart off-flavors, nor does it react with other ingredients.

Chromax® is approved for use within the United States, European Union, Canada, China and numerous other important markets throughout the world.

Chromax® compositions and/or uses are protected under U.S. patents:
5,789,401; RE 39,480; 5,877,171; 5,898,036; 5,914,326; 5,92,066; 5,948,772; 5,972,390; 6,034,125; 6,093,711; 6,136,317; 6,143,301; 6,251,889; 6,329,361; 6,432,942; 6,471,998; 6,713,469; 6,809,115; 8,062,677; plus other patents and patents pending.