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hello & supplement doses question

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by claymic, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. claymic

    claymic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Everyone

    It is great starting to come here again after a bit of an absence..... hope all are doing well!!

    got a question about the doses of supplements I should be taken. I have started taking Cinnamon cassia and chromium picolinate and i am not sure whether it is ok to stick to the dosage recommended or as diabetics should we have more.

    At present i am taking:

    Chromium Picolinate - 1 x 200ug tablet (which is 500% of RDA)
    Cinnamon cassia - 4 x 500mg tablets (two with each meal)

    is this ok?

    thanks & cheers
    claudette x x
     
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    Defren · Well-Known Member

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    Hey Claudette, great to see you back. Hope you had a great time.

    I can't help you with the Cinnamon or Chromium as I don't take either. I know Xyzzy takes a few supplements as does Sweetheart. Xyzzy is busy this week, but hopefully he will catch this, or Jules will see it.
     
  3. claymic

    claymic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I also thought...does it matter what time of day the Chromium and Cinnamon are taken?
     
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    Truffle Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Claudette,

    I take cinnamon - 3 x 500mg per day with food.

    I don't take Chromium but I do take Gymnema 3 x 400mg with food and Vit B12 500mg per day. The 'eye' doctor at the hospital told me to take omega 3 and fish oil supplements - I don't have an eye problem, luckily - but she said it helps to keep it that way.

    I don't know if any of this is helping and I am beginning to rattle but if it is not harming me then surely it must be worth trying.....
     
  5. xyzzy

    xyzzy Other · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Claudette

    Hope you are well. :wave:

    I take the same 200ug of Chromium as you. Info on max dose can be found here http://www.diabetes.co.uk/Diabetes-and-Chromium.html. I have seen other members post that they take far more than one 200ug tablet a day.

    On the Cinnamon there is some cause for concern if you take too much especially with the Cassia variety as it contains a substance called courmin that can cause stomach problems. At some point I worked out that someone weighing around 90kg who took 1.5grams / day would be consuming somewhere between 30 and 60% of the tolerated safe daily dose of courmin.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coumarin

     
  6. claymic

    claymic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the answers.... i ll probably decrease the Cinnamon to 3 a day and might increase the Chromium.... :)
     
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