Black's results, as summarized in the appendix to his dissertation, appear unequivocal at first sight. A closer examination and the consideration of the individual study-design(s) and biases of their authors, however, led Dr. Black to conclude:
"The claims that chromium supplements on the market are capable of enhancing body fat loss and muscle mass accretion are not supported by the findings of well-designed and bias controlled studies."Q: So what exactly does that mean? A: Assuming you do not have a major chromium deficiency (established via reliable laboratory testing), you may safely discard any additional chromium supplement you are taking for improved fat-loss and rely on a balanced and healthy diet to achieve your aims.