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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.


Dr. Drew Christensen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Is 800mg of chromium too much?

Dr. Drew Christensen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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.


Dr. Lisa Hogan
Board Certified, General Surgery
30 years in practice
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Does chromium help you lose weight?

Dr. Lisa Hogan
Board Certified, General Surgery
30 years in practice
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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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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
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Is chromium good for diabetes?

Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
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Is chromium good  for diabetes?

No: There really isn't any short cut to diabetes control. ...Read more

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
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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

Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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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

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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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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How much chromium above 100% rda is safe too take?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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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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Dr. Alvin Lin
Board Certified, Geriatrics
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Helo.... Chromium piconolate....Does it has any seerious side effects. ...Thanx?

Dr. Alvin Lin
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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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Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Is chromium picolinate healthy to take on a daily basis?

Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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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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Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
43 years in practice
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Does hexavalant chromium have some effect on t-helper cells in the body?

Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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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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Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
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Does chromium help thyroid problem?

Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Does chromium help thyroid problem?

No.: In fact, it can hurt. Chromium compounds can interfere with the absorption of thyroid hormone from the gut and should be separated by 2-3 hours from thyroid replacement medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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I wanted to know is chromium picolinate safe in teenagers?

Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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I wanted to know is chromium picolinate safe in teenagers?

Picolinate: No, it can cause genetic defects and is not recommended ...Read more

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