What is Chromium Picolinate?

Category: Supplements

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See also: Chromium

Chromium Picolinate is a nutritional supplement that is said to increase the efficiency of insulin to optimal levels.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 16 1
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) 6 2
Craving sweets 4 2
Diabetes type 2 3 0
Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) 3 1

Show all 16 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
2
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
11

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Chromium Picolinate

Side effect Patients
Kidney pain 1
Mania 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Chromium Picolinate

Dosage Patients
200 mcg daily 3
1 mg daily 2
500 mg daily 1
800 daily 1
1,000 mcg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Chromium Picolinate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 7
Other 4
Side effects too severe 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
Personal research 1
See all 13 patients who've stopped taking Chromium Picolinate

Duration

Currently taking Chromium Picolinate

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Chromium Picolinate

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 4
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 12
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 7
Not specified 6
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4 patient evaluations for Chromium Picolinate

Aug 19, 2017 (Started Mar 08, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: Current research shows Chromium to be of no benefit in lowering blood glucose levels.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2015 (Started Jan 09, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Improve flexibility/strength)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 capsule(s) Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 15, 2011 (Started Jul 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for prediabetes)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: supplement Chromium picolinate tabs have no taste, small in size, studies have shown some effect in DM-2.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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