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Posted by: Marion | 2003/02/05

Side effects of Chromium Picolinate

I am a 55 year old woman, and I am DESPERATE to lose 2 or 3 VERY stubborn kilos. Diet Doc says I can use Chromium Picolinate, but I would really like a second opinion as I am worried about side effects. Are there any, and if so, what are they? How quickly does it start working?

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Marion, the active ingredient in chromium picolinate is chromium, a trace element. Research has shown that people that struggle to lose weight often have a chromium shortage and that the use of a chromium supplement improves glucose metabolism and causes weight loss.
The best results are seen after using 200 microgram per day for at least 3 months. Taking more than 200 microgram will not improve the results and might even be detrimental. Good luck.

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