Chromium Picolinate Helps You Eat Less

…or so says one study on Chromium Picolinate. In this study, women receiving chromium picolinate supplements reduced food intake by 25% compared to 8% for the placebo. The women in the experimental group, who were chosen because they were overweight and carb-addicted, received 1000 mcg of Chromium Picolinate a day. This amount that seems kind of high to me, but apparently it had a desirable effect.

Chromium Picolinate is pretty cheap, and may be worth trying for self-professed carb addicts. Chromium Picolinate is the trace mineral Chromium bound to Picolinic Acid. Some studies have connected it to weight loss, while a few others have shown no results (or even modest weight gain). I take about 50 mcg of it every so often (not usually daily).