Chromium

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Chromium (Cr) is a hard, silvery metal which is a naturally occurring element.[1] Chromium is an essential trace element in human nutrition because it enables glucose to be used. In large quantities it is toxic.[1]

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Sierpina et al. suggested that 200mcg of chromium picolinate (taken with meals) may have the potential to reduce any reactive hypoglycemia that may aggravate symptoms.[2] No clinical trials have been carried out using chromium supplements for chronic fatigue syndrome or ME.[2]

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Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome, often used when both illnesses are considered the same.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis or M.E. has different diagnostic criteria to chronic fatigue syndrome; neurological symptoms are required but fatigue is an optional symptom.<ref name="ICP2011primer">{{Citation

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