What is chromium polynicotinate?


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Chromium polynicotinate is a nutritional supplement that combines chromium with a form of niacin known as nicotinate. Chromium polynicotinate is typically recommended to help control blood sugar levels in patients with pre-diabetes and diabetes.

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Chromium is a metal that was first discovered in France in the late 1790s and deemed an essential trace element in the 1960s. Several studies have concluded that chromium may be useful in treating depression and raising energy levels. Chromium is sometimes recommended for weight loss and muscle building. Chromium is not recommended for patients suffering from kidney or liver disease and can cause allergic reactions in some patients.

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