UltraChrome is Thorne Vet's patented chromium product, consisting of chromium arginate and chromium 4-oxopyridine, 2,6-dicarboxylate. Compared to other chromium compounds, including chromium picolinate, this combination of chromium chelates is reported to have the highest bioavailability.
Studies suggest adequate chromium intake supports normal blood glucose levels. In an in vitro study testing glucose uptake by adipocytes, chromium 4-oxopyridine, 2,6-dicarboxylate was shown to have the highest tissue levels and biopotency. Chromium arginate was the most effective at enhancing carbohydrate metabolism at the cellular level.
Chromium is essential for life and although it is widely distributed in small quantities in food, metabolic stress and strenuous exercise can increase chromium needs. In addition, because food-refining processes can deplete naturally oc- curring chromium levels in many foods, supplementation may be necessary.
Chromium (Chelidamate Arginate)* 200 mcg
Aspartic Acid, Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide.
Cats: 1/4 capsule daily
Dogs: 1/2 capsule per 25 lbs body weight daily