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Presenting…Trim Slim, a dietary supplement for weight management. The Aesthetic & Wellness Center offers this supplement for use within the weight loss program either by itself or in combination with an appetite-suppressant medication. You may have heard of its generic name, chromium picolinate.
So, what exactly is chromium picolinate?
Chromium picolinate is a popular nutritional supplement that works to increase the efficiency of insulin to optimal levels. It includes the element chromium in combination of picolinic acid to aid in efficient chromium absorption. Chromium is a naturally-occurring mineral, trace amounts of which are found in everyday foods like meat, poultry, fish, and whole-grain breads.
When foods are processed, they are stripped of natural chromium, making American diets generally very low in chromium. Research has demonstrated that when animals do not receive adequate levels of chromium, insulin is not optimally effective, and damage to insulin-dependent systems can occur (Schroeder, 1968).
This led the FDA to recommend a daily chromium intake of approximately 130 mcg, as chromium is needed to aid the transport of blood glucose across cell membranes.
Trim Slim has a variety of uses.
The chromium within the Trim Slim is most popularly used for body conditioning such as weight loss, increasing muscle, and decreasing body fat. Chromium can be taken to improve athletic performance and to increase energy.
After eating, the human body secretes the hormone insulin. In general, the primary function of insulin is to transport glucose to the body’s cells in order to provide energy that facilitates cell functioning. Chromium picolinate works by stimulating the activity of insulin, thus aiding the body’s glucose and fat metabolism, managing the breakdown of glucose and fat (Allen, 1997).
It has been shown that chromium picolinate can improve blood sugar in people with prediabetes, diabetes, and high blood sugar due to steroid use. It can also help depression, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and other symptoms associated with elevated glucose levels, as well as lowering “bad” cholesterol and raising “good” cholesterol in people taking heart medications.
Trim Slim is not a miracle or “quick fix” supplement.
It does what its name suggests–it supplements your weight loss when taken to complement both healthy dietary changes and physical activity. The directions are to take one capsule before breakfast and one capsule before dinner. Doing this will help to maintain healthy glucose levels and reduce simple carbohydrate and sugar cravings after meals.
Trim Slim is offered at The Aesthetic & Wellness Center at an exclusive price of only $24.99 for participants in the Weight Loss Program. If you have any questions or wish to start the Weight Loss Program, you can give us a call at 941-749-0741.
Disclaimer: This supplement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Allen, A. (1997). Chromium Picolinate and Weight Loss. Vanderbilt University Department of Psychology. Web.
Schroeder, H.A. (1968). The role of chromium in mammalian nutrition. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 21, 230-244.