Chromium Picolinate

I don’t know about you. As for me, there are days that are seriously depressing. It could just be the weather or the traffic thats getting you down. If it is limited to the odd day, you are probably still doing fine. A large number of your fellow humans suffer much worse. Ranging from chronic stress to acute depression, mankind has a lot to cope with. The medical industry has made great strides in solving for this. Prescribed medication does help in alleviating some of the symptoms. There is however, always a sneaky desire to do this naturally. Are there sources that can help address your problems without medication?

Chromium Picolinate is found in mushrooms, whole grains, liver and a host of other foods. This is known to have a positive impact on individuals suffering from atypical depression. This is characterized by excessive sleep, craving for carbohydrates, over eating and over sensitivity to rejection. If this were not a serious topic, I would joke that you could say that for almost all of humanity.

Doctors have given a small cohort Chromium Picolinate. A small test group was given a placebo. The doctors are not sure how exactly the C.P. affects the human body and reduces depression. However, it is believed to be linked to the increased ability to produce insulin. This improves the ability of the body to digest sugar. Additionally it is believed to have an impact on the brains receptors for serotonin.

A note of caution. C.P. has been used in the past by athletes for muscle building. Also it has been used to treat diabetes. Researchers caution that it can have a damaging impact on your kidneys. Therefore, as with most foods that has not been used for millennia, soliciting a doctors advice is beneficial. Of course, you could always walk, run or perform some other physical exercise. It is almost as likely to cure you of depression as C.P. is.


Ritesh is a born again health enthusiast and holds a Certificate in Physiology from Harvard Medical School and a Certificate in Nutrition from Tufts University.