What is Chromium?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Biocare Nutrisorb Chromium Bioter Health Chromium GNC Chromium Show all

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See also: Chromium Picolinate

Chromium is a mineral, promoted as a dietary supplement to deal with deficiency or to assist in weight loss.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 5 1
Support weight loss 2 1
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 0
Binge eating episodes 1 0
Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Chromium

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Chromium

Dosage Patients
1 mg daily 1
50 mcg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Chromium

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Expense 2
Did not seem to work 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Chromium

Duration

Currently taking Chromium

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Chromium

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1
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There are no evaluations for Chromium.