What You Should Know
Zychrome is an ingredient produced by InterHealth Nutraceuticals. The company is also responsible for the ingredients ChromeMate, Meratrim, Optiberry and Super Citrimax. Supplement manufacturers turn to companies like InterHealth Nutraceuticals for branded ingredients with trusted names, though the ingredients are not always safer or more effective than traditional ingredients.
According to the manufacturer, Zychrome is a patent-pending complex that may help the user maintain healthy insulin levels. The direct supplement market Zychrome is targeted for is naturally diabetic alternative medicine, but there is some traction for ingredients like Zychrome in the diet and weight loss industry.
List of Ingredients
- Chromium Complex- Chromium Dinicocysteinate
Chromium is one of the few ingredients with some clinical support in terms of appetite suppression and regulation. Products like Zychrome will not directly affect hunger, but they do help regulate insulin response to food and that is where underlying cravings and hunger start. When a dieter eats a meal with high carbohydrate content the body responds by releasing insulin to convert those carbohydrates to fuel. After the conversion is complete, glucose levels and insulin levels drop quickly. Sometimes the body cannot stop the fall and the body bottoms out in a hypoglycemic state – not enough sugar. The best way to fight hypoglycemia is to consume more sugar – thus the cravings for carbohydrates. If insulin response can be kept from bottoming out those cravings never happen.
Zychrome is not available to the average consumer from InterHealth Nutraceuticals, but there are companies on the market selling the ingredient as a stand-alone supplement or as part of a combination supplement for diabetes control or weight loss. Swanson Vitamins, for instance, sells Zychrome for less than $4 a bottle for 30 capsules. According to Swanson Vitamins, Zychrome is twice as effective as traditional chromium.
- We were able to find an official website for Zychrome.
- The chromium supplement may help control hunger.
- Chromium is safe for nearly all dieters.
- You cannot purchase Zychrome from the manufacturer.
- Chromium should only be taken under medical supervision if you have diabetes.
- May alter insulin levels.
We are big fans of chromium and the implications ingredients like Zychrome suggest for the dieter. If dieters can take a supplement that helps curb appetite and reduce cravings for simple carbohydrates and snacks between meals they can stay stronger and lose more weight. Zychrome will not increase metabolism or make it easier to exercise, but it could play a contributing role in weight loss.