Chromium

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How does Chromium work?

Chromium might help keep blood sugar levels normal by improving the way our bodies use insulin.

Are there safety concerns?

Chromium is safe for most adults when used appropriately for 6 months or less. Chromium also seems to be safe for most people when used for longer periods of time. Some people experience side effects such as skin irritation, headaches, dizziness, nausea, mood changes and impaired thinking, judgment, and coordination. High doses have been linked to more serious side effects including blood disorders, liver or kidney damage, and other problems. But it is not known if chromium is the actual cause of these side effects.

Do not take chromium supplements if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have kidney problems.
  • You have a chromate allergy.
  • You have a behavioral or psychiatric condition such as depression, anxiety, or schizophrenia.
  • You have liver disease.

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