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Chromium polynicotinate vs chromium picolinate for hypoglycemia?

Chromium polynicotinate vs chromium picolinate for hypoglycemia?

Neither: Neither works, plus people don't have true hypoglycemia unless they have diabetes on medication, cancer, severe liver or renal disease, stomach surgery. It's a disorder that doesn't exist because your body has mechanisms to prevent it. Commonly overdiagnosed incorrectly. ...Read more

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 ...Read more


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Selenium and manganese supplement for hyPothyroid how helpful?

Selenium and manganese supplement for hyPothyroid how helpful?

See answer: Selenium does not improve thyroid function in hypothyroid individuals. Selenium deficiency does exacerbate auto-immune thyroiditis and congenital hypothyroidism. Selenium reduces incidence of postpartum autoimmune thyroiditis and reduces anti-thyroid peroxidase levels. Selenium also improves mild Graves opthalmopathy. Magnesium deficiency may play a role in the genesis of hypothyroidism and Graves ...Read more

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Pcos may i take food supplements contain chromium picolinate 0.1mg n vanadiunm 6.7 mcg per 615 gm to balance my harmone level kindly explain?

Pcos may i take food supplements contain chromium picolinate  0.1mg n vanadiunm 6.7 mcg per 615 gm to balance my harmone level kindly explain?

Sure: Don't expect miraculous results. This isn't evidence-based medicine, but it will probably not hurt you. There was some excitement over chromium picolinate and Insulin resistance a while go; it seems to have been something of a disappointment but perhaps it will work for ou. ...Read more

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How effective are chromium picolinate and l-carnitine for weight loss?

How effective are chromium picolinate and l-carnitine for weight loss?

Maybe: These two supplements can help the process if you are also on a calorie restriction, exercising and drinking water. Just to take supplements and eat whatever you want, nothing works. ...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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My prenatal vits don't have iodine as supplement.I have hashimoto's thyroiditis.I take levothyroxine. Should I also take iodine supplements? How much?

My prenatal vits don't have iodine as supplement.I have hashimoto's thyroiditis.I take levothyroxine. Should I also take iodine supplements? How much?

Don't bother: Hi. No one in America is iodine deficient. Then, on top of that, you're hypothyroid! You need a healthy, functioning thyroid gland to use iodine to make thyroid hormone...which you ain't got! You are TAKING, not making, your thyroid hormone. Take your l-thyroxine and don't worry. ...Read more

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On taking zinc picolinate 100mg, copper 8mg both daily = 1:10; including foodstuffs . How much magnesium should I have in total?

On taking zinc picolinate 100mg, copper 8mg both daily  = 1:10; including foodstuffs . How much magnesium should I have in total?

Unclear.: Magnesium is indicated for the treatment and prevention of hypomagnesemia; prevention and treatment of seizures in severe pre-eclampsia or eclampsia, pediatric acute nephritis; torsade de pointes; treatment of cardiac arrhythmias (vt/vf) caused by hypomagnesemia. ...Read more

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My TSH levels are 4.67.My prenatal vitamins don't have iodine.Can I take iodine supplements along with levothyroxine?or levothyroxine is sufficient?

My TSH levels are 4.67.My prenatal vitamins don't have iodine.Can I take iodine supplements along with levothyroxine?or levothyroxine is sufficient?

Not iodine deficient: Hi. No one in America is iodine deficient. If you're hypothyroid, it's because of autoimmune destruction of the gland (assuming you haven't had thyroid surgery). Giving more iodine when you're already replete will not help. Is that TSH on l-thyroxine? You need a dose increase if it is. Take your l-thyroxine, and don't worry about the iodine. Good luck! ...Read more

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Currently take metformin 2,000mg daily. Can I take ubiquitous CoQ10, alpha lipoic acid, GTF chromium & glycinate magnesium supplements with metformin?

Currently take metformin 2,000mg daily. Can I take ubiquitous CoQ10, alpha lipoic acid,  GTF chromium & glycinate magnesium supplements with metformin?

Supplements: 27F of unknown medical Hx other than metformin. Wants to know if can take several supplements. ANS. If u need to waste money on unproven supplements that may contain dangerous additives (the are no standards for supplements) then you might consider it. I never recommend them. I would focus on diet & exercise so you don't meet to take metformin either. Get your BMI < 25 & you likely won't need it. ...Read more

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Will taking pumpkin seed oil supplements 1000mg for hair loss, negatively effect my thyroid functioning? I have hypothyroidism taking 75mcg synthyroid

Will taking pumpkin seed oil supplements 1000mg for hair loss, negatively effect my thyroid functioning? I have hypothyroidism taking 75mcg synthyroid

Not studied: Hi. No one has studied the effect of pumpkin seed oil (PSO) on thyroid function; just like no one has studied its effect on hair loss! So take PSO to your heart's content; you're enriching some snake oil salesperson, but I seriously doubt it will have any effect on your thyroid function tests or l-thyroxine dose. Good luck! ...Read more

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Which form of zinc is better? Gluconate, picolinate, L-monomethionine zinc aspartate. Other?

Which form of zinc is better? Gluconate, picolinate, L-monomethionine zinc aspartate. Other?

Zinc Oxide and other: Preparations include zinc oxide, zinc acetate, and zinc gluconate. [135] It is believed to possess antioxidant properties, which may protect against accelerated aging of the skin and muscles of the body; studies differ as to its effectiveness. See attached for more details. ...Read more

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Can leviothyrozine and vitamin D3 pills interfere with iron absorption? What foods interfere with hypothyroidism and iron intake and should b avoided?

Can leviothyrozine and vitamin D3 pills interfere with iron absorption? What foods interfere with hypothyroidism and iron intake and should b avoided?

NO: Neither interfere with Iron absorption. You might consider taking some Vitamin C with the Iron it is better absorbed in an acid environment. (Vit C=Ascorbic acid) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more