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Chromium-histidine complexes as nutrient supplements
- Anderson, R.A., Polansky, M.M., Bryden, N.A.
- United States Department of Agriculture patents 2004 no.US 6,689,383 B1
- dietary supplements, chromium, histidine, essential amino acids, glycemic control, glycolysis, health promotion, patents, USDA, United States
- Chromium is an essential element which has been shown to have beneficial effects on carbohydrate and lipid metabolism. Often, dietary intake is suboptimal, and nutritional supplements may not be effective due to poor absorption in the gastrointestinal tract. A novel chromium-histidine complex has been prepared which significantly improves absorption capability over current available chromium nutritional supplements. The complex is safe, easily prepared and may be combined with an ingestible carrier for consumption as a tablet, capsule, aqueous solution, food or food product.