Chromium Supplements Review
Read our Review to help you find the best chromium supplement and learn about forms such as chromium picolinate and chromium polynicotinate, dosage, evidence for blood sugar and insulin effects, weight loss and more. Find out which chromium past our tests for quality and which are the best for your money.
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Clinical Updates Found:
|2014 ||Green Tea "Blocks" Beta-Blocker (01/18/2014)|
Green Tea "Blocks" Beta-Blocker
A new study shows that drinking green tea can drastically reduce the amount of a beta-blocker (nadolol, Corgard) absorbed into the bloodstream. Beta-blockers are typically taken to lower blood pressure, raising concern for people using green tea along with this beta-blocker and, possibly, related medications. Get the details, along with our tests of green tea drinks and supplements, in the update to the Green Tea Review >>
If you take a beta-blocker (which includes the popular drugs metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol) and propranolol (Inderal)), be aware that chromium
may offer benefits. These interactions are explained in the Beta Blockers
article, which is part of the extensive Drug Interactions
section of our website (where you can look up interaction for other drugs you may be taking).
|2013 ||Chromium Concern (09/01/2013)|
A new study shows that chromium supplementation can sometimes cause a worsening of insulin sensitivity, raising some concern about its use. For details (as well as test results and comparisons for 8 chromium supplements) see the updated Chromium Supplements Review >>
Recent Recalls and Warnings Found:
|1.||FDA Warns Seller of Alpha Lipoic Acid, Berberine, and More (06/30/2020)|
|2.||Hormonal Balance Supplement Tied to Liver Failure (01/04/2020)|
|3.||Publisher Sued for Promoting "Phony Diabetes Cure" (10/29/2019)|
|4.||Seller of Curcumin, Garcinia, Glucosamine and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations (09/19/2018)|
|5.||Maker of Vitamin B12 and Multimineral Supplements Warned by FDA (07/18/2018)|
|6.||FDA Warns Seller of Milk Thistle, Chromium, Joint Supplements & More for Manufacturing Violations (03/13/2018)|
|7.||Seller of Male Enhancement, Prostate Supplements & More Warned for Drug Claims (01/29/2018)|
|8.||FDA Warns Seller of DHEA, Creatine, Chromium & More for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (09/26/2017)|
Archived Recalls and Warnings Found:
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|1.||FDA Warns Dr. Carolyn Dean of Drug Claims Made for Magnesium, Calcium & Other Mineral Supplements (07/11/2017)|
|2.||Seller of 5-HTP, Chromium, Curcumin and More Warned for Drug Claims (12/21/2016)|
|3.||Maker of Magnesium, Calcium, Zinc, B Vitamins and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (03/10/2015)|
|4.||Seller of Diabetes, Prostate Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (11/21/2014)|
|5.||Seller of Cholesterol, Arthritis Supplements and More Warned for Drug Claims (11/06/2014)|
|6.||Seller of Multivitamin Warned for Drug Claims (10/10/2014)|
|7.||Ginkgo, Milk Thistle, Cleanse and Nopal Supplement Maker Warned For Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (08/16/2013)|
|8.||Beware of Dietary Supplements With Claims To Treat Diabetes, FDA Warns (07/25/2013)|
|9.||Seller of Vision Supplement Warned For Drug Claims (07/05/2013)|
|10.||Seller of Immune, Cholesterol, Liver and Blood Sugar Products Warned For Drug Claims (04/26/2013)|
|11.||FDA Warns Consumers Of Weight Loss Supplement Containing Undeclared Drug (04/04/2013)|
|12.||Maker of Liquid Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (03/15/2013)|
|13.||Weight Loss Supplement Recalled Due To Undeclared Drug (02/25/2013)|
|14.||Manufacturer of Heart, Multivitamin, Cranberry, and Longevity Supplements Warned For Adulteration and Drug Claims (02/13/2013)|
|15.||Consumers May Be Eligible For Cold, Allergy and Weight Loss Supplement Refunds (01/11/2013)|
|16.||Seller of Blood Sugar, Depression and Sleep Supplements Warned For Making Drug Claims (12/26/2012)|
|17.||Hydroxycut Class Action Lawsuit To Be Settled (12/05/2012)|
|18.||Maker of Blood Pressure, Probiotic, Resveratrol and Hormonal Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (11/21/2012)|
|19.||FDA Seizes Many Supplements from New York Company Due To Drug Claims (10/24/2012)|
|20.||Maker of Noni, Nopal, Blood Sugar and Cholesterol Supplements Warned For Drug Claims, Misbranding, and Manufacturing Violations (09/18/2012)|
|21.||Distribution of Weight Loss Product Containing DMAA Should Be Stopped Immediately, Warns FDA (09/12/2012)|
|22.||Supplement Company Warned For Medical Claims and Misbranding Of Omega-3, CoQ10, Noni Juice And More (08/30/2012)|
|23.||FDA Cracks Down on Violators of Supplement Manufacturing Rules (03/28/2011)|
|24.||FTC Settles Claims with Marketers of FiberThin and Propolene (06/21/2005)|
|25.||Two Makers of Weight Loss and Sex Enhancement Supplements Stopped From Making Unsubstantiated Claims (08/31/2004)|
|26.||FTC Challenges Deceptive Weight Loss Claims for Supplement Targeted at Hispanics (06/17/2004)|
|27.||Direct Marketers of Weight Loss, Impotence, and Arthritis Supplements Charged with Deceptive Claims (07/01/2003)|
News Releases Found:
|2018 ||Best Chromium Supplements Identified by ConsumerLab (07/10/2018)
|2016 ||ConsumerLab.com Helps Consumers Make Sense of the FDA's Updated Daily Values (DV) for Vitamins and Minerals (07/27/2016)
|2014 ||Which Weight Loss Supplements Are Best? ConsumerLab.com Reviews the Evidence and Tests the Quality of Popular Products (07/07/2014)
|2010 ||ConsumerLab.com finds carcinogenic form of chromium in supplements, including those for weight loss -- Reviews published of supplements containing chromium, green tea, 7-keto DHEA and stimulant formulas (03/02/2010)
| ||ConsumerLab.com finds quality of most CLA supplements for slimming to be high; One brand mislabeled -- Report is first published in series on supplements for weight loss and slimming (01/20/2010)
|2009 ||Review of Magnesium Supplements by ConsumerLab.com Shows One-Quarter Fail Quality Tests (05/19/2009)
| ||40% of Green Tea and Selenium Products Fail ConsumerLab.com Review of Cancer-Prevention Supplements; Lycopene Supplements Pass (04/28/2009)
| ||ConsumerLab.com Warns of Problems with Multivitamins and Vitamin Water -- Defects Found in Over 30% of Supplements Selected for Testing; Several Popular Children's Multis Exceed Tolerable Limits (03/31/2009)
|2005 ||Consumerlab.com reaffirms problems with Trimspa X32 (12/05/2005)
| ||Testing by ConsumerLab.com identifies many problems with popular supplements for weight loss, slimming, and blood sugar control (11/15/2005)
| ||ConsumerLab.com tests potassium supplements — Report now online for sixteen products (08/16/2005)
| ||ConsumerLab.com tests menopause supplements — Alternatives to hormonal therapy — Report available for 38 products including soy and red clover isoflavones, black cohosh, and progesterone creams (07/18/2005)
| ||ConsumerLab.com finds some supplements lower in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids than claimed — Report available for 23 products made from oils of black currant, borage, evening primrose and flax (07/12/2005)
| ||Two magnesium supplements fail testing due to lead contamination. Nineteen others pass. Report now available. (06/15/2005)
| ||ConsumerLab.com finds quality of most nutrition powders and drinks high, but identifies five protein powders with excess sodium or cholesterol — Report Now Available Online (04/27/2005)
| ||ConsumerLab.com finds most B-vitamins of high quality but three lacking in ingredients — Test Results for 41 Products Reported Along with Information on Use (03/30/2005)
|2002 ||More than one in five weight loss, slimming and/or diabetes supplements fail ConsumerLab.com evaluation — Problems found in chromium and pyruvate products; CLA products fine (04/03/2002)
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