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how can i correct chromium deficiency?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Take chromium!: Chromium picolinate, 200mcg, is an excellent supplement if deficiency of chromium exists. It also improves Insulin resistance.

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A 69-year-old male asked:

What are the side effects of 120mcg of chromium dinicotinate?

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
Use caution.: Chromium has been used safely in a small number of studies using doses of 200-1000 mcg daily for up to 2 years. Some people experience side effects such as skin irritation, headaches, dizziness, nausea, mood changes , impaired thinking, judgment, and coordination . They have been known to cause gastric irritation and ulcers. Chromium compounds are known carcinogens and should be used with caution
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A 45-year-old male asked:

Helo.... Chromium piconolate....Does it has any seerious side effects. ...Thanx?

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Dr. Michael Carlston
Family Medicine 41 years experience
It May: Chromium picolinate is highly adsorbed so people like it. It seems to help with blood sugar regulation. Problem is that some research show it is cancer-causing. Either limit your intake or look for chromium polynicotinate which is safer. If you are taking for blood sugar or weight control, don't forget that exercise is even more potent.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Is 800mg of chromium too much?

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Dr. Ew Christensen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Probably not.: 400mg is a more typical dose. Make sure you meet with your physician to determine your best dose.
Houma, LA
A 18-year-old male asked:

How much chromium above 100% rda is safe too take?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Not dangerous: Try not to exceed 1000 micrograms per day. There's one report of toxicity above this level, which is also above the levels i could find that were used in animal tests, so you'd do well to stay lower. Don't expect it to solve any of your health problems. Best wishes.
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A 26-year-old female asked:

What do you think of It Works online products? Chromium dinicotnate glycinate 500 mcg per mealchromium picolinat & polynicotinate 2 tabs 250 mcg

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Most supplements: are waste of money. Despite their commercial claims to perform miracles, unless you have clinical deficiency of any mineral or vitamin supplementation offers no additional benefit

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