Supplement Facts Serving Size: 1 capsule Servings Per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving:
Chromium picolinate (as Chromax Chromium Picolinate) 200 mcg
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia)(bark) 1000 mg (1 g)
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, silica, vegetable magnesium stearate.
Directions: For adults, take one (1) capsule daily, preferably with a meal or follow the advice of your health care professional. Capsules can be opened and the contents added to your favorite beverage or food. As a reminder, discuss the supplements and medications you take with your health care providers.
Keep out of reach of children. Store in a dry place and avoid excessive heat. Tamper resistant: Do not use if seal under cap is broken or missing.
Free of yeast, wheat, milk or milk derivatives, lactose, sugar, preservatives, artificial color, artificial flavor, sodium (less than 5 mg per serving.).
Cassia Cinnamon: For type 1 or type 2 diabetes, 1 to 6 grams (1 teaspoon = 4.75 grams) of cassia cinnamon daily for up to 4 months have been used safely. Dose adjustments to diabetes medications might be necessary.
Chromium: Chromium has been safely used in doses up to 1000 mcg/day for up to 6 months; however, most of these studies have used chromium doses in a range of 150-600 mcg. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Institute of Medicine (IOM) evaluations of the safety of chromium suggest that it is safe when used in doses of 200 mcg/day for up to 6 months; however, there is insufficient reliable information about the safety of long-term use. Chromium has been safely used in a small number of studies using doses of 200-1000 mcg/day for up to 16 months.
Caution: LIVER DISEASE: There is some concern that ingesting large amounts of cassia cinnamon might cause hepatotoxicity in susceptible people. Cassia cinnamon contains coumarin which can cause hepatotoxicity in animal models. Lower amounts cassia cinnamon might exacerbate liver function in people with existing liver disease. SURGERY: Cassia cinnamon might affect blood glucose levels. Theoretically, cassia cinnamon might interfere with blood glucose control during and after surgical procedures. Discontinue cassia cinnamon at least 2 weeks before elective surgical procedures. Other Medications: Theoretically, concomitant use of cassia cinnamon with other potentially hepatotoxic drugs might increase the risk of developing liver damage. Some of these drugs include acarbose (Precose, Prandase), amiodarone (Cordarone), atorvastatin (Lipitor), azathioprine (Imuran), carbamazepine (Tegretol), cerivastatin (Baycol), diclofenac (Voltaren), felbamate (Felbatol), fenofibrate (Tricor), fluvastatin (Lescol), gemfibrozil (Lopid), isoniazid, itraconazole, (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), leflunomide (Arava), lovastatin (Mevacor), methotrexate (Rheumatrex), nevirapine (Viramune), niacin, nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin), pioglitazone (Actos), pravastatin (Pravachol), pyrazinamide, rifampin (Rifadin), ritonavir (Norvir), rosiglitazone (Avandia), simvastatin (Zocor), tacrine (Cognex), tamoxifen, terbinafine (Lamisil), valproic acid, and zileuton (Zyflo).
Warning: Not intended for use by pregnant or nursing women. If you are taking any medications, consult your doctor before use. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if any adverse reactions occur.