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Q. Can I take 100-200 micro grams of chromium picolinate per day to
help to lose weight and help with my slightly high glucose levels?
I think 100-200 micro grams/day is a pretty small dosage.
I am checking with my cardiologist but I would appreciate your input also!
A. Research does not support that chromium supplementation is beneficial to those
Here is what the American Diabetes Association states about chromium:
"...well-designed studies have failed to demonstrate any significant
benefit of chromium supplementation in individuals with impaired glucose
intolerance or type 2 diabetes." They go on to say: "Benefit from
chromium supplementation in individuals with diabetes or obesity has not
been clearly demonstrated and therefore cannot be recommended."
What can help with controlling blood sugar is eating right, exercising, weight loss (if overweight), and testing.
Be sure to speak with your doctor and pharmacist about any
supplementation you are considering. Some supplements can interfere with medications you are taking.
Christine Carlson, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE
GlucoMenu® Nutrition Director
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