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   Posted 10/22/2009 6:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Got the test results from the Nutrition response test on my daugther. The doctor said she has to much Chromium in her body. Wants to put her on several supplements to rid of the chromium. Has anyone heard of Chromium and what effects it has on the body. I have been searching the internet this morning. Not finding much about too much chromium.  I want to know more facts before I let my daughter do this program.

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   Posted 10/22/2009 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi. I found this fact sheet on chromium from the National Institutes of Health (gov. site). There is a paragraph about having too much chromium.

I personally would be skeptical about taking supplements to try to get rid of excess chromium. What kind of doctor is recommending this for your daughter?

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   Posted 10/22/2009 7:32 AM (GMT -7) vitamin and mineral book says that our bodies only require the tiniest trace of chromium...50 to 200 mcgs a day.  It is a 'natural' insulin regulator and makes the insulin more efficient at stimutalting the cells."  That's about short  paragraph.  It also states that chromium deficiencies are normally found in the elderly.

Honsestly?  I don't know if I would persue this course of action unless this nutritionist gives you the numbers on her chromium level.  If she does that, and they are too high, I would ask a physican about it.  Personally, I would not rely on a nutritionist to put my child on some regime that a doctor has not approved.  But that's just me.


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   Posted 10/22/2009 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree with checking with our doctor before I do anything. I would like to have a blood test done first.

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   Posted 10/22/2009 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, please go to your regular doctor.  I wouldn't put a lot of weight on that diagnosis.  Did he give you the numbers of how much she had in her body? 
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   Posted 10/22/2009 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Chromium is not something that is normally too high so I'd be concerned with finding out why it is too high. Taking supplements to reduce it won't help much if there is a medical reason why it's high.
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