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Chromium chloride

Ingredient Type: Mineral

Chromium chloride is a chemical compound that contains the mineral chromium, which is an essential trace mineral for human health. Chromium plays a crucial role in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins in the body, and it helps to regulate blood sugar levels. Chromium chloride is sometimes added to protein powders to enhance its absorption and utilization by the body.

Chromium chloride is generally considered safe when taken in appropriate doses, which vary depending on age, sex, and health status. However, excessive intake of chromium chloride may cause adverse effects such as digestive upset, skin irritation, and kidney and liver damage. People with pre-existing medical conditions, such as liver or kidney disease, should consult with their healthcare provider before taking supplements containing chromium chloride. Additionally, pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid taking high doses of chromium supplements.

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