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Consumer Review: Chromium Picolinate Caused My Hair To Start Falling Out.

I wanted to lose weight, so I started taking Chromium Picolinate about two to three months ago. For the last two months, my hair has been falling out and breaking. I thought it was because I colored it, but I've been doing that for years. So, I stopped taking the Chromium Picolinate...within three days it stopped falling out! My hair is half its original thickness, but I have new growth so I know it will be back to normal within the next year. I warn you, if you take this product and notice hair loss...stop immediately!

Response #1

My hair started falling out in great quantities about 7-8 months ago. I went to the doctor to find out the cause. The internist just blew it off as hormones. I was, however, diagnosed with hypertension and diabetes. I believe that those two things were what caused my hair loss. I have researched, and those two can cause hair loss even though my doctor doesn't want to address it. I had breast cancer five years ago with a resulting mastectomy. I learned to do my research and not just rely on doctors alone.

I have started taking chromium picolinate to help normalize my blood sugar, and it has been helping to keep it in the normal range, if I watch my diet. My doctor has not put me on medication for my diabetes at this time. We are using diet to control for now. I did not tell the doctor that I was taking chromium picolinate. Now I am wondering what I should do! If I were to take medication, it could cause me as much complications as chromium picolinate. So on the horns of a dilemma, I'm not sure what I shall do.

Response #2

I came on the internet to research whether one of the side effects to chromium picolinate might be hair loss and breakage, because I too have been experiencing this problem for the first time. Thanks for the submissions as this provides me some corroborating weight to my theory that it might be the chromium picolinate.

Response #3

I have been using a metabolic enhancement that contains Chromium Picolinate for about a month now, and have noticed a dramatic increase in hair loss. Every time I shower and brush my hair, I am loosing a huge wad of hair. I was extremely alarmed today when I noticed the amount of hair in the shower drain. As I was rinsing my hair, I started running my hands over my hair (gently) and with each new pass, more hair was appearing on my hand. As soon as I got out of the shower, I checked the bottle for ingredients and then found the article that I am responding to on the internet. I will immediately discontinue the use of this product and will have to rely on good old fashioned will power to further my weight reduction. If anyone else is using a product containing this, I would encourage you to do so as well.

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