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Chromium (Definition)

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

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

Chromium: Chromium is a trace element which in small amounts is used in fat and carbohydrate metabolism. Chromium supplements of various kinds and salts are sold as weight loss aids and blood sugar control aids in diabetics. But their efficacy is debatable. In addition, they have been known to cause gastric irritation and ulcers. Chromium compounds are known carcinogens and should be used with caution. ...Read more

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