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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, however 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 more
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 few 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. Let's 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 a rx from your pcp for phentermine, if he feels you need it! ...Read more
Could taking chromium picolinate and B12 together in the early morning or in the afternoon make a difference?
Mineral dosing: No timing is not as important as regular supplementation over time ...Read more
Hi I bought these pills- super citrimax and chromium by trophic for weightioss & cannot find any info on them are they safe? What do they do? Thanks
Hard to tell: Because these products are not real medications approved by the fda, they are probably not tested for effects and side effects like real medicines are. That means nobody really knows what effects they have, how much of each chemical ingredient is truly in each pill, how accurate their dosing recommendations are, and how true or false their claims are. Might be a use-at-your-own-risk situation. ...Read more
Is there a chromium storage deficiency disease? When taking chromium my son 10 is normal, can relax is not difficult, without it is, any info helps.
Here's what I found:
complete information about chromium deficiency, including signs and symptoms; conditions that suggest it; recommendations. Even mild deficiencies of chromium can produce symptoms other than problems in blood sugar metabolism, such as anxiety or fatigue. Abnormal cholesterol metabolism and increased progress of atherosclerosis. ...Read more
Probably not: Too large an amount of a chromium supplement can have a variety of ill effects, but increasing sugar in the urine is not likely one of them. There are some studies that suggest chromium may help lower blood sugar, which would lower the chances of blood sugar showing up in the urine (gliycosuria). Of note, not all studies have shown benefit from chromium. ...Read more
Chromium is an…: essential trace mineral that has the ability to increase Insulin sensitivity in diabetics & pre-diabetics (impaired glucose tolerance). As a metal, there is a risk of toxicity when taken as a supplement. Most sources advise getting needed chromium from foodwhole grain breads & cereals, lean meats, cheeses, black pepper, thyme, brewer's yeast, onions, tomatoes, potatoes, oysters. ...Read more