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Chromium Picolinate with Levothyroxine

I have read that taking Chromium Picolinate is good for lowering Bloody Sugar and to help with sugar cravings. I take levothyroxine of 175mcs at night and have been hypothyroid for over 20 odd years. I was just about to pop my first pill (as such) and someone said that I shouldn't take them with hypothyroidism.

Does anyone know if its ok to take Chromium. I believe it was but now I am doubting myself.

Thank you

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Google "Chromium Picolinate + Levothyroxine interaction" to see whether they can both be taken.


Thank you. Silly me. That should have been the first thing I did lol.

Levothyroxine (Synthroid, Levothroid, Levoxyl, and others)

Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.

Talk with your health provider.

Taking chromium with levothyroxine (Synthroid) might decrease how much levothyroxine (Synthroid) that the body absorbs. This might make levothyroxine (Synthroid) less effective. To help avoid this interaction, levothyroxine (Synthroid) should be taken 30 minutes before or 3-4 hours after taking chromium.

My GP knows less about my condition than most. So asking her will be a pointless exercise. I take my levothyroxine so I suppose as long as I take the Chromium around lunchtime there should be at least a good 12 hours between.



Taking them 3-4 hours away from each other should be fine.


Thank you Clutter! xx


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