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Chromium (Overview)

Chromium is a metal thought to have some role as a nutritional mineral in humans. It's exact role is uncertain, and the human body only requires extremely small amounts of the metal.


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Is 800mg of chromium too much?

Probably not.: 400mg is a more typical dose. Make sure you meet with your physician to determine your best dose. ...Read more

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Chromium (Overview)

Chromium is a metal thought to have some role as a nutritional mineral in humans. It's exact role is uncertain, and the human body only requires extremely small amounts of the metal.


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Does chromium help you lose weight?

Does chromium help you lose weight?

No: Although chromium influences Insulin and glucose metabolism, it has not been shown to produce sustained weight loss. ...Read more

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

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

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 ...Read more

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

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

None reported...yet!: Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/drug-information/dr602269/dsection=side-effects & http://www.Drugs.Com/sfx/chromium-picolinate-side-effects.Html which both state that no side effects reported w/chromium picolinate. However, this assumes a good manufacturing practice leading to a clean product w/o any contamination. Dietary supplements don't have 3rd party oversight to monitor process. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Is chromium picolinate healthy to take on a daily basis?

Is chromium picolinate healthy to take on a daily basis?

Has risks: Various good effects , like reducing cholesterol, b.P, weight loss , Insulin control etc are claimed by people who sell it, how ever govt agencies of uk & usa has warning it is carcinogenic, nephrotoxic ( kidney failure ) etc so daily use is not advised you want to take a chance is up to you, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Does hexavalant chromium have some effect on t-helper cells in the body?

Does hexavalant chromium have some effect on t-helper cells in the body?

No.: Hexavalent chromium (cr(vi) or cr6+) is very toxic and mutagenic when inhaled. Cr(vi) has not been established as a carcinogen when in solution, although it may cause allergic contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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Which brand name is the best for chromium picolinate.?

Brand not: Important.what matters is that the brand is standardized and you should look for that word on the label . It means there are standards in the production that say that all the chromium is chromium and within a certain limit has the specified dosage is within each pill. ...Read more

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