Chicago, Illinois. December 23, 2006 Dr. Nicholas Perricone, known as a leading expert on wellness and anti-aging, has just published his sixth book, 7 Secrets to Beauty, Health and Longevity: The Miracle of Cellular Rejuvenation.
In his latest, best-selling offering, Dr. Perricone addresses diabetes and shares with readers his discovery of an over-the-counter supplement that helps to promote better health for diabetics.
There are several key nutrients that help control blood sugar, Perricone says, including chromium polynicotinate, also known as NCB (niacin-bound chromium).
Chromium is a very important trace mineral that promotes normal insulin function and is essential for proper protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism.
As any anti-aging scientist well knows, elevated levels of insulin and blood sugar significantly accelerate cellular aging. Research now shows that the type of chromium known as NBC has a superior anti-aging profile.
Perricone discusses studies that have been conducted at Georgetown University Medical Center, by Dr. Harry Preuss, which reveal that Chromium polynicotinate (a generic term for ChromeMate):
Promotes proper insulin function and normal blood sugar levels
Promotes healthy blood cholesterol levels, normal blood pressure and cardiovascular health
Promotes healthy body weight and lean body mass.
Nutrition experts report that generally Americans have a chromium deficiency low levels of chromium are associated with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Perricone notes that based on studies conducted at Georgetown University, the special niacin-bound chromium was found to be the most efficacious.
For best results, Dr. Perricone recommends taking a niacin-bound chromium supplement daily, with a recommended dosage of 200 micrograms.