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Are chromium polynicotinate supplements safe?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
First of all, it's important to keep in mind that there are two main types of chromium. Supplements use trivalent chromium (chromium 3); one of the forms is chromium polynicotinate, also called chromium nicotinate. (Other forms in supplements are chromium chloride, chromium picolinate, high-chromium yeast, and chromium citrate.)

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