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Is Chromium Picolinate Safe?

In low doses, chromium picolinate appears to be safe in many situations. However, some people may be more likely to experience problems than others. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking it if you have:
 
  • Diabetes
  • Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
  • Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Any kind of mental illness
  • A chromate or leather allergy
  • Any other allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Dangers of Chromium Picolinate for more information, including any available warnings and precautions.)
 

What If I Take an Overdose?

It is not known what exactly to expect from an overdose of chromium picolinate. An overdose may cause symptoms such as:
 
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract.
     
If you think you may have taken too much, seek immediate medical attention.
 
(Click Chromium Picolinate Overdose for more information.)
 
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