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Natural Gtf Chromium Medication
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
Vitamins/Minerals: It contains several vitamins and minerals plus fiber. There are no active drugs in it that fall outside these categories. Like most diet pills, it has never been shown to lead to long-term, healthy weight loss. Please discuss weight loss with a registered dietitian who can help you create a sustainable diet for your needs. ...Read more
My 13y/o daughter has t1dm how good will it help her if i also give her natural supplements that include cinnamon, biotin, and chronium?
May help a bit...: It is easier to improve type 2 than type 1 diabetes with supplements but there is some evidence that biotin can improve sugar levels ; chromium can improve Insulin sensitivity in t1dm. Cinnamon may not help type 1. See http://lpi.Oregonstate.Edu/infocenter/vitamins/biotin/ ; http://care.Diabetesjournals.Org/content/27/11/2741.Long ; http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art03372/diabetes-type-1.Html. ...Read more
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
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
Picolinate: No, it can cause genetic defects and is not recommended ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I started taking mega ditex with chromium. I am extremely over weight i'm about 80 pounds overweight. I want to know if they do work?
Probably not: Be careful. Many products that make these claims are sham products and some can be dangerous. Make to discuss any nutritional supplement with a physician as many "weight loss" products can be harmful to the kidneys and liver. ...Read more
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
Use caution.: Chromium has been used safely in a small number of studies using doses of 200-1000 mcg daily for up to 2 years. Some people experience side effects such as skin irritation, headaches, dizziness, nausea, mood changes , impaired thinking, judgment, and coordination . They have been known to cause gastric irritation and ulcers. Chromium compounds are known carcinogens and should be used with caution ...Read more
React to B12: Must be your metabolism. Lets do 2nd opinion and figure it out. ...Read more
Wanted to know where can I buy herbalean which has 10 mg ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and 200 mcg chromium?
You should not.: The Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is not a good idea. You can take chromium picolinate and lower Insulin to some extent, which may help with weight loss. The Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) not a ggood idea to take! better to get an rx from your pcp for phentermine, if he feels you need it! ...Read more
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