Chromium Picolinate USP

Abstract
Chromium picolinate is a chemical compound sold as a nutritional supplement to treat type 2 diabetes and promote weight loss. This bright-red coordination compound is derived from chromium (III) and picolinic acid. Small quantities of chromium are needed for glucose utilization by insulin in normal health, but deficiency is extremely rare and has only been observed in hospital patients on long-term defined diets.

 

Use/Application
Chromium picolinate is used as a treatment for type 2 diabetes, although its effectiveness remains controversial due to conflicting and/or poorly carried out clinical studies. It as an aid to body development for athletes and as a means of losing weight, but a number of studies have failed to demonstrate an effect of chromium (III) picolinate on either muscle growth or fat loss.

 

Identity
Chemical Name: Chromium Picolinate
Mol. Formula: C18H12N3O6Cr
Mol. Weight:   418.31 mg/mol
CAS No: 14639-25-9

 

General Specifications

Test Specification…USP
Characters Pinkish-red compound
Identification

Test (A)

Test (B)

 

(a)  Infrared Absorption.

(b) Specified Test. A yellow color develops.

Solubility Poorly soluble in water
Loss on drying Not more than 4.0%
Chloride Not more than 0.06%
Sulfate Not more than 0.2%
Organic volatile impurities Meets the requirements
Residual solvents Meets the requirements
Assay Not less than 98.0% and not more than 102.0%

 

Shelf life, Storage and Packing

It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.

 

Other
GLP, cGMP (FDA) Approved, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 17025, ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, FSSAI, Halal and Kosher certified.
We observe WHO Good manufacturing practice and Good laboratory practice.

    Product Enquiry