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Chromium - what dose?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Spinney Lainey, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Spinney Lainey

    Spinney Lainey Senior Member

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    I am thinking of taking this for low blood sugar. Does anyone else take this? What dose would you recommend?
     
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    You need to be careful about the type as well as the dose. I've read that chromium picolinate is not the best type and maybe could even cause problems.

    Vanadium is also important here. I take this combo, one a day: http://www.vitacost.com/source-naturals-vanadium-with-chromium

    Sushi
     
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    Little Bluestem Senescent on the Illinois prairie, USA

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    I have been taking Chromium GTF @ 100 mcg twice/day. The next time I run out I am going to get the vanadium with chromium.
     
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    Spinney Lainey Senior Member

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    What's GTF?
     
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    Little Bluestem Senescent on the Illinois prairie, USA

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    Chromium GTF is Glucose Tolerance Factor and is made by fermenting nutritional yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) with chromium. It facilitates the transport of glucose into cells by insulin.
     
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    Spinney Lainey Senior Member

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    Ooh, this sounds good. How come you're gonna change to vanadium with chromium?
     
  7. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem Senescent on the Illinois prairie, USA

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    I am going to try the vanadium with chromium because other have had good results with it and my vanadium is very low in the normal range on my hair mineral analysis. Actually, I don't think I will change. I think I will replace 1 of my 2 doses of Chromium GTF with vanadium w/chromium.

    I also take niacinamide to help regulate my blood sugar. I take 125 mg twice/day at different times than the chromium.
     

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