Chromium picolinate is the chemical compound that is sold as a nutritional supplement to prevent or treat chromium deficiency. Small quantities of chromium are needed for glucose utilization by insulin in normal health, but deficiency is extremely rare and has only been observed in hospital patients on long-term defined diets.
Chromium picolinate is toxic
, as shown in the Chromium picolinate side effects
page. Instead, we recommend using Chromium Polynicotinate