II. Background

  1. Chromium Picolinate is listed for historical purposes only
  2. Chromium Picolinate has been replaced since the 1960s by more potent hypoglycemic agents

III. Indications

IV. Dosing

  1. Chromium Picolinate 200-500 mcg/day

V. Advantages

  1. Inexpensive: 4 cents per day (however, so are the more effective Sulfonylureas and Metformin)
  2. Improves Insulin sensitivity
  3. Improves Lipid Metabolism

VI. Disadvantages

  1. Toxicity
  2. Weak agent compared with newer hypoglycemics

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