Chromium 200 mcg

$20.30

Chromium is taken by mouth for improving blood sugar control in people with prediabetes, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and high blood sugar due to taking steroids and HIV treatments.

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Description

Chromium is a mineral. It is called an “essential trace element” because very small amounts of chromium are necessary for human health. There are two forms of chromium: trivalent chromium and hexavalent chromium. The first is found in foods and supplements and is safe for humans. The second is a known toxin that can cause skin problems and lung cancer.

Chromium is taken by mouth for improving blood sugar control in people with prediabetes, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and high blood sugar due to taking steroids and HIV treatments.

It is also taken by mouth for depression, Turner syndrome, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), lowering “bad” cholesterol, raising “good” cholesterol in people taking heart medications called beta blockers, obesity, metabolic syndrome, heart attack, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, binge eating disorder, and a disease called reactive hypoglycemia.

Some people take chromium by mouth for body conditioning including weight loss, increasing muscle, and decreasing body fat. Chromium is also taken by mouth to improve athletic performance, to increase energy, and to treat a decline in memory and thinking skills in older people that is more than what is normal for their age.

How does it work?

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

SUPPLEMENT FACTS

Serving Size 1 Capsule
Amount                                                            % Daily
Per Serving                                                          Value

Chromium                                         200 mcg                                                               571%
(as polynicotinate)*

Other Ingredients: Rice powder, capsule (gelatin water), and magnesium stearate.
*From ChromeMate® brand of niacin-bound chromium.
Studies show that ChromeMate® provides greater biological activity and safety than other chromium supplements tested, including yeast-based products. It is eighteen times more active than other forms of niacinbound chromium. ChromeMate® is a GTF chromium. ChromeMate® & logo are trademarks of Lonza or its affiliate

 

Interactions

Moderate Interaction

  • Insulin interacts with CHROMIUM

    Chromium might decrease blood sugar. Insulin is also used to decrease blood sugar. Taking chromium along with insulin might cause your blood sugar to be too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your insulin might need to be changed.

  • Levothyroxine (Synthroid) interacts with CHROMIUM

    Taking chromium with levothyroxine (Synthroid) might decrease how much levothyroxine (Synthroid) that the body absorbs. This might make levothyroxine (Synthroid) less effective. To help avoid this interaction, levothyroxine (Synthroid) should be taken 30 minutes before or 3-4 hours after taking chromium.

  • NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) interacts with CHROMIUM

    NSAIDs are anti-inflammatory medications used for decreasing pain and swelling. NSAIDs might increase chromium levels in the body and increase the risk of adverse effects. Avoid taking chromium supplements and NSAIDs at the same time. Some NSAIDs include ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, others), indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), aspirin, and others.

 

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