Effectiveness Rating for Chromium's Ability to Improve Insulin Sensitivity

The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well chromium is able to improve insulin sensitivity. The overall rating for this claim is 1.7 out of 3. There is some research showing the supplement's ability to deliever on this particular claim is warranted. Using Chromium to improve insulin sensitivity may lead to positive results.

Confidence Rating for Chromium's Ability to Improve Insulin Sensitivity

The confidence rating is a mesure of how valid the effectiveness rating is. This rating is based on how many studies are included in the database on this topic.

There are 3 studies in the database on chromium; the confidence rating is 60. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating.

Chromium Dose to Improve Insulin Sensitivity

Dosage Frequency Daily Total Effectiveness Rating of Dosage
1mg once daily 1mg
400mcg once daily 400mcg
500mcg twice daily 1000mcg


Title of Study
Chromium Picolinate Supplementation Attenuates Body Weight Gain and Increases Insulin Sensitivity in Subjects With Type 2 Diabetes
Effect of Chromium Supplementation and Exercise on Body Composition, Resting Metabolic Rate and Selected Biochemical Parameters in Moderately Obese Women Following an Exercise Program
Effects of Chromium Picolinate Supplementation on Insulin Sensitivity, Serum Lipids, and Body Composition in Healthy, Nonobese, Older Men and Women