Is Chromium Picolinate Effective?There is actually some evidence that chromium picolinate may be effective for treating type 2 diabetes, although some studies have shown no benefit. There is insufficient evidence to support the other health claims for this supplement, such as weight loss or athletic training.
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Dosing InformationMultivitamins usually contain a small dose of chromium, which is typically enough for most people. However, a safe and effective dose has not been established for helping with diabetes, weight loss, or any other use, other than general dietary supplementation. A maximum chromium picolinate dose has not yet been established.
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Are There Side Effects?Chromium picolinate can cause side effects, such as:
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Drug InteractionsChromium picolinate may interact with a few other medications or supplements (see Chromium Picolinate Drug Interactions).