The overall rating for chromium is 1.4 out of 3 meaning there is little if any evidence that this supplement does what it claims to do. Using this supplement will not lead to positive results.
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Overall Effectiveness Rating
The overall effectiveness rating for chromium is 1.4 out of 3. This rating means there is little to no evidence to back the supplement's use. Using this supplement will not lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for chromium as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.
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Research Rating for Chromium
There are 11 studies in the database on chromium; the research rating is 51. 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. Note, this research rating is for chromium as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.
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Products Containing Chromium
|Products Names||Amount of Chromium|
|Womens Multivitamin Energy an Metabolism||120mcg|
|Battle Mead Intra Workout||50mcg|
|Full list of all 199 products containing Chromium.|
The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.
|Body Composition (weight, muscle, body fat) Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|decrease body fat||increase muscle mass||increase weight loss||maintain muscle mass during weight loss|
|Energy Balance (calories in & calories out) Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|increase energy expenditure|
|Performance Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|improve cardiovascular endurance||improve muscular endurance||increase strength|
|Cardiovascular Health Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels||increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels||lower total cholesterol levels|
|General Health Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|improve insulin sensitivity||improve glucose control|
The Supplement Database includes 11 studies on chromium dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose ranges from 0.2 to 1 milligrams per day, the average dose being 0.69 milligrams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for Chromium.