Chromium(III) Chloride Hexahydrate


Chromium(III) chloride hexahydrate is stored in the liver. It has been found to increase the absorption of vitamin C and Niacin (1,2) as well as enhancing the role of insulin which is responsible for the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and protein (3).


1- Offenbacher, E. G. (1994). Promotion of chromium absorption by ascorbic acid.Trace elements in medicine, 11(4), 178-181.

2 – Bagchi, D., Stohs, S. J., Downs, B. W., Bagchi, M., & Preuss, H. G. (2002). Cytotoxicity and oxidative mechanisms of different forms of chromium.Toxicology, 180(1), 5-22.

3 – Anderson, R. A., Polansky, M. M., Bryden, N. A., Roginski, E. E., Mertz, W., & Glinsmann, W. (1983). Chromium supplementation of human subjects: effects on glucose, insulin, and lipid variables. Metabolism, 32(9), 894-899.