Features and benefits
Oriental Botanicals Chromium Excel combines chromium with a garcinia extract standardised for its content of hydroxycitric acid (HCA), plus standardised extracts of the Ayurvedic herbs coleus and gymnema.
Being able to break down compounds you eat in your food is an important part of healthy metabolism. Chromium Excel contains 200 micrograms chromium per tablet to:
- Aid the metabolism of fats, sugars and proteins
- Help with the breakdown of fats in the diet
- Maintain healthy blood sugar
How it works
Why is metabolism important?
The food you eat is converted to energy for the body to use via a process called metabolism. This energy (measured in calories or kilojoules, or kJ) is used to perform important functions such as breathing, the circulation of blood around the body, and digestion. Your metabolism (or metabolic rate) affects how much energy is used to carry out these vital functions.1
Many factors influence your metabolism, including diet, exercise and the ageing process. For example, if you eat an energy-dense diet that contains more kilojoules than your body needs to carry out metabolism and any physical activity you perform, then the extra energy will be stored as fat.1
Chromium aids sugar and fat metabolism
Chromium is an important mineral that’s responsible for a range of processes in the body. It helps with the break down (or metabolism) of dietary fats, carbohydrates (sugars) and proteins into smaller compounds that the body can convert into usable energy for metabolic processes.
Chromium helps maintain healthy blood sugar
Maintaining healthy levels of blood sugar (also known as blood glucose) is an important aspect of a healthy lifestyle.
Along with a healthy diet and lifestyle, chromium works in the body to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels and assists the metabolism of dietary fats.
Chromium, garcinia and more
Oriental Botanicals Chromium Excel contains 200 micrograms chromium per tablet plus a garcinia extract that’s standardised for its content of HCA. It also features standardised extracts of the Ayurvedic herbs coleus and gymnema.
1. Metabolism. Better Health Vic. Updated April 2020, accessed 4 Nov 2020 from betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/metabolism
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. Mineral /dietary/nutritional supplements can only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate.