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Bio-Chromium Plus

Supports glucose metabolism

Blackmores Professional Bio-Chromium Plus is a balanced formulation providing essential nutrients that are involved in glucose metabolism.

Blackmores Professional Bio-Chromium Plus is a balanced formulation providing essential nutrients that are involved in glucose metabolism.

Serving Type: Tablet
Available in Sizes: 60 Tablets Dosage: Adults: Take 1 tablet a day with food or as professionally prescribed. Children under 18 years: Only as professionally prescribed.  

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Product Features

  • Bio-Chromium Plus contains chromium and magnesium which are important for diets high in carbohydrates and sugar. 
  • Nutrients chromium and manganese aid in normal healthy carbohydrate metabolism. 
  • Chromium can further assist in the breakdown of dietary fat. 
  • Manganese is an antioxidant that can reduce free radicals formed in the body. 
  • Vitamins B5 and B6 help to convert nutrients from food into energy. 
  • Vitamin B6 supports nervous system function.

 

Ingredients

Chromium picolinate (equiv. to chromium 50micrograms) 402micrograms
Chromic chloride hexahydrate (equiv. to chromium 150micrograms)768micrograms
Total elemental chromium200micrograms
Manganese amino acid chelate (equiv. to manganese 2mg)20mg
Magnesium phosphate pentahydrate (equiv. to magnesium 13.4mg)65mg
Potassium phosphate-dibasic (equiv. to potassium 14.8mg)33mg
Zinc amino acid chelate (equiv. to zinc 5mg)25mg
Nicotinamide50mg
Calcium pantothenate (equiv. to pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) 229mg)25mg
Pyridoxine hydrochloride (equiv. to pyridoxine (vitamin B6) 20.57mg)25mg
Cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12)300micrograms
Folic acid150micrograms

Warning

Vitamins and minerals can only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.

Bio-Chromium Plus may interfere with certain other medications your patients may be taking. Magnesium and zinc may decrease the absorption and efficacy of tetracycline and quinolone antibiotics. Administer Bio-Chromium Plus at least two hours apart from these medications. Absorption of vitamin B12 may be decreased by clofibrate, sulphonamides, PABA, colchicine, neomycin, metformin, phenformin, primidone, pyrimethamine, ranitidine and sodium nitroprusside. Folic acid may decrease the efficacy of methotrexate and other folic acid antagonists. The efficacy of folic acid may be decreased by co-trimoxazole, sulphasalazine, phenytoin, phenobarbitone, primidon and methotrexate

Evidence

1. Liu, L., Cui, W. M., Zhang, S. W., Kong, F. H., Pedersen, M. A., Wen, Y. and Lv, J. P. (2015) Effect of glucose tolerance factor (GTF) from high chromium yeast on glucose metabolism in insulin-resistant 3T3-L1 adipocytes. RSC Advances, Issue 5. https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2015/RA/C4RA10343B#!divCitation

2. Vincent, J. B., & Lukaski, H. C. (2018). Chromium. Advances in nutrition (Bethesda, Md.), 9(4), 505–506. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6054252/

3. Ngala, R. A., Awe, M. A., & Nsiah, P. (2018). The effects of plasma chromium on lipid profile, glucose metabolism and cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetes mellitus. A case - control study. PloS one, 13(7), e0197977. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6033385/

4. Mohamedshah FY, Moser-Veillon PB, Yamini S, et al. Distribution of a stable isotope of chromium (53Cr) in serum, urine, and breast milk in lactating women. Am J Clin Nutr 1998;67(6):1250-1255.

5. Higdon J. An evidence-based approach to vitamins and minerals. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers, 2003.

6. Avila DS, Puntel RL, Aschner M. Manganese in health and disease. Met Ions Life Sci. 2013;13:199–227. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-7500-8_7

7. Higdon J. Manganese. Micronutrient information center, Linus Pauling Institute 2003. Viewed 3 Jan 2020, https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/minerals/manganese

8. Kennedy, David O. (2016) B Vitamins and the Brain: Mechanisms, Dose and Efficacy—A Review. Nutrients 2016, 8(2), 68. https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/8/2/68

9. Bunner SP, McGinnis R. Chromium-induced hypoglycemia. Psychosomatics 1998;39(3):298-299.

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