Effectiveness Rating for Chromium's Ability to Increase Muscle Mass

The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well chromium is able to increase muscle mass. The overall rating for this claim is 1 out of 3. There is little if any research to warrant the use of Chromium to increase muscle mass. Using Chromium to increase muscle mass will probably not yeild any positive results and is likely a waste of money.

Confidence Rating for Chromium's Ability to Increase Muscle Mass

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 4 studies in the database on chromium; the confidence rating is 80. 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 Increase Muscle Mass

Dosage Frequency Daily Total Effectiveness Rating of Dosage
200mcg once daily 200mcg
400mcg once daily 400mcg
500mcg once daily 500mcg
500mcg twice daily 1000mcg


Title of Study
Effects of Chromium Picolinate Supplementation on Body Composition, Strength, and Urinary Chromium Loss in Football Players
Effects of chromium picolinate on body composition
The effect of chromium picolinate on muscular strength and body composition in women athletes
Effects of resistance training and chromium picolinate on body composition and skeletal muscle in older men