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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 ...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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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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Would chromium picolinate be a good supplement while losing weight?

Would chromium picolinate be a good supplement while losing weight?

Some: Advised it but how accurate the statement is I have no idea. You could google ur question see what u come up with! ...Read more

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Is Chromium Picolinate safe, effective and advised for someone that is pre-diabetic along with proper diet and exercise?

Is Chromium Picolinate safe, effective and advised for someone that is pre-diabetic along with proper diet and exercise?

Yes: Chromium is a micronutrient that has been shown to help with conversion of T4 to T3 (liothyronine) in the body and also helps with glucose metabolism in diabetic patients by increasing the efficiency of the Insulin receptors. ...Read more

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Is 400 mcg of chromium picolinate safe to take per day? Can I take it along with prilosec?

Is 400 mcg of chromium picolinate safe to take per day? Can I take it along with prilosec?

Yes: It is unlikely to have any striking benefits on your overall health, but it seems to be quite safe. ...Read more

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Chromium picolinate during pregnancy, what are the risks?

Chromium picolinate during pregnancy, what are the risks?

Not well studied: Chromium Picolinate use during pregnancy is not well studied. It is most likely safe if not taken in high doses. High doses can cause liver or kidney damage or certain blood disorders in mom. I would recommend against taking it unless your Ob recommends using it and at what dose. Best wishes! ...Read more

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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

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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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Is it safe to take Chlorophyll tablets along with Phentermine (37.5mg 1-1.5 tabs daily) and Chromium Picolinate (1000mcg tabs daily)?

Combining meds: There should be no problems taking that combination. The Chlorophyll is essentially a concentrated form of green vegetables. The chromium if not needed by the body will be excreted. But no interactions between the three drugs you mention ...Read more

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I want to know if can chromium picolinate and coconut oil conteract side effects (sugar, diabetes) of aripiprazole.

I want to know if can chromium picolinate and coconut oil conteract side effects (sugar, diabetes) of aripiprazole.

May be: If you have hyperglicemia or diabetes II, you should be F/U by an endocrinologyst. If you need a drug like Aripiprazol, glucose levels should be carefully monitored, and adjust treatment accordingly. Chromium might help keep blood sugar levels normal by improving the way our bodies use insulin. It's a potential remedy for drug induced hyperglicemia. ...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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I am 13 weeks pregnant. I have been taking cinnamon with chromium picolinate and just discovered it can be dangerous. Have I done damage to my fetus?

I am 13 weeks pregnant. I have been taking cinnamon with chromium picolinate and just discovered it can be dangerous. Have I done damage to my fetus?

Unlikely: Although chromium can be quite toxic, most of the problem has been with the hexavalent type. That is the kind used to make things shiny. The picolinate salt uses trivalent chromium. That kind is much safer. Cinnamon has not typically caused problems. The preferred agent for diabetes in pregnancy is insulin, though metformin is used sometimes. Work with your doctor for the best option for you ...Read more

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I want to know if 500 mg of metformin (with breakfast) and 200mcg of chromium picolinate (before each meal) counteract metabolic damage of quetiapine.

I want to know if 500 mg of metformin (with breakfast) and 200mcg of chromium picolinate (before each meal) counteract metabolic damage of quetiapine.

Depends on damage: Metformin is used in treatment of Type2 a Diabetese and works on Insulin Resistance. Crromium is a metal and some people use it for Prediabetes and also promoted for weight loss by some. If your Metsbolic problem includes hyperglycemia (Elevated Blood Sugar)You can use Metformin as prescribed by your Doctor to treat that. You may or may not loose weight depending on your diet.Follow Doctor's advice ...Read more

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Benfotiamine -150mg, mecobalamin -1500mcg, alphalipoic acid-100mg, chromium picolinate-200mcg & inositol-150mg had it for nerves but now face side effect?

Benfotiamine -150mg, mecobalamin -1500mcg, alphalipoic acid-100mg, chromium picolinate-200mcg & inositol-150mg had it for nerves but now face side effect?

Five meds: As I read your question I cannot understand why you are prescribed five medicines.
Please have your primary doctor (s) explain this in some detail, and then let me know what they tell you. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism, metabolic syndrome and am pre-diabetic. Do you think magnesium and chromium picolinate supplements would help?

I have hypothyroidism, metabolic syndrome and am pre-diabetic. Do you think magnesium and chromium picolinate supplements would help?

Only to the: Wallet of the person selling you that junk. You need good medical advice, brand name T4 replacement for your hyperthyroidism, diet/exercise/weight loss/medication for your diabetes. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. You're too old to be so foolish. ...Read more

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Benfotiamine-150mg, mecobalamin-1500mcg, alpha lipoic acid-100mg, chromium picolinate-200mcg & inositol-150mg doc gave me for anxiety, nerves (1aday)11days?

Benfotiamine-150mg, mecobalamin-1500mcg, alpha lipoic acid-100mg, chromium picolinate-200mcg & inositol-150mg doc gave me for anxiety, nerves (1aday)11days?

Adjunct only: This is a mix of vitamins and minerals. If you have anxiety that is making life difficult, your physician can help you get out of or deal with a bad situation, help you to find other ways of thinking / learn new skills, and perhaps offer temporary medicine that actually works. Be brave and best wishes. ...Read more

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20yo & pcos and want to make sure I'm not taking to much vitamins. One a day women's, prenatal, c & e, folic acid, b complex, chromium picolinate?

20yo & pcos and want to make sure I'm not taking to much vitamins. One a day women's, prenatal, c & e, folic acid, b complex, chromium picolinate?

Limit fat solubles: Only the fat soluble vitamins have a risk of building up to toxic levels the others are merely excreted in the urine. ...Read more

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Does chromium help thyroid problem?

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

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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