Chromax effectively fights hunger pangs, study shows
PURCHASE, N.Y. Nutrition 21 on Tuesday reported that results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study published online in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics found that Nutrition 21’s Chromax chromium picolinate significantly reduced hunger levels by 24 percent, food intake by 25 percent, and also reduced cravings for high-fat foods in adult non-diabetic overweight women.
“Study subjects were allowed to eat any type and amount of food throughout the study,” stated Dr. Steve Anton, investigator and lead author of the study. “The participants who received chromium picolinate reduced their caloric intake by an average of 365 calories per day between their baseline and final (week 8) visit.”
“These results show that Chromax chromium picolinate can be useful for overweight individuals desiring to reduce their food intake,” noted James Komorowski, Nutrition 21 vice president, technical services and scientific affairs. “The published study also provides clinical substantiation for reduced hunger and reduced cravings claims for food and supplement manufacturing companies that use Chromax in their formulations.”
The study was conducted by researchers at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, the largest academically based nutrition research center in the world.
The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 8-week study, entitled “Effects of Chromium Picolinate on Food Intake and Satiety,” was published online in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics and is scheduled to be released in the October 2008 print issue of the journal.
The study population comprised 42 overweight adult women who reported craving carbohydrates. Subjects were given either Chromax chromium picolinate capsules (containing 1,000 micrograms chromium) or matching placebo capsules for 8 weeks. Food intake was directly measured at the research center’s eating laboratory at baseline, after 1 week and again after 8 weeks.
Report claims vitamin C may help hypertension
NEW YORK Vitamin C may lower high blood pressure, according to research by Italian scientists presented at the American Heart Association’s Conference of the Council for High Blood Pressure Research in Atlanta Friday.
The researchers found that injections of vitamin C lowered overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system, which is one of the causes of high blood pressure, also known as hypertension.
The researchers analyzed 12 patients diagnosed with hypertension that did not have a known cause and who had not received treatment. The patients received vitamin C intravenously over five minutes and were monitored for 20 more minutes. During the period, activity in the sympathetic nervous system decreased by 11 percent, while blood pressure decreased by about 7 percent.
British beauty company launches online campaign filled with fabulous prizes
LONDON, U.K. Beauty retailer Boots has announced the launch of an online campaign that features beauty competitions and a chance to win such prizes as front row seats to a show at London Fashion Week or a makeover with “10 Years Younger” presenter Nicky Hambleton-Jones.
In addition to inspirational competitions, the beauty event, found at www.boots.com, also includes access to beauty advice and tips from such experts as hairdresser James Brown, a friend and hair stylist to Kate Moss.
In addition, the site has its own beauty editor, Katie Campbell, previously deputy beauty editor at Grazia. Campbell will be writing a daily beauty blog on new product launches, product previews, etc.