chromium picolinate (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking chromium picolinate (Cr-GTF, CRM)?
Before using chromium picolinate, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, herbalist, or other healthcare provider. You may not be able to use this product if you have:
Chromium picolinate may be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use this product without talking to a healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
Chromium picolinate may pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Ask your healthcare provider before using this product if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not give any herbal/health supplement to a child without the advice of a doctor.
How should I take chromium picolinate (Cr-GTF, CRM)?
When considering the use of herbal supplements, seek the advice of your doctor. You may also consider consulting a practitioner who is trained in the use of herbal/health supplements.
If you choose to take chromium picolinate, use it as directed on the package or as directed by your doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider. Do not use more of this product than is recommended on the label.
Your healthcare provider may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results from chromium picolinate. The recommended dietary allowance of chromium increases with age. Follow your healthcare provider's instructions. You may also consult the National Academy of Sciences "Dietary Reference Intake" or the U.S. Department of Agriculture's "Dietary Reference Intake" (formerly "Recommended Daily Allowances" or RDA) listings for more information.
Your dose needs may change if you have an injury, illness, or infection, if you are pregnant, if you are under stress, or if you exercise more than usual.
Chromium picolinate is only part of a complete program of treatment that may also include diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely.
Store chromium picolinate at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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