* *ADVISORY* *Use of chromium in patients with kidney or liver diseases may not be safe. It should be used with caution in individuals with bipolar disease, schizophrenia, and Parkinson's disease because it may affect the metabolism of the brain neurotransmitters serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine.
DOSAGE:Although the maximum safe amount is not clear, chromium is believed to be quite safe at dosages of 50-200 mcg daily. Some people may not respond to standard doses in the 50-200 microgram range, and may require doses up to 1000 micrograms.
CONCLUSION:We conclude that chromium is a safe and effective product for treating type 2 diabetes and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). While it shows promise for hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), there is not enough evidence for us to support its use for this indication. Remember to include it in your list of medications when you visit your doctor and other health care providers.
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