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I have just started adding this to the Prozac I'm on (Day 15). I feel somewhat less agitated and also able to sit up and do things. I'm pretty sure it is the Chromium Pincolate, because I took it for the first time last night and couldn't sleep. The way I couldn't sleep felt different to the start-up insomnia I had with Prozac.

the research says that it helps depression in particular where people eat a lot of carbs (which isn't me) and have particular patterns because it links to insulin sensitivity and how L-Tryptophan reaches the brain, but I'm going to try it anyway. See the links below. The first one is a good general read and the second is a research paper where Chromium helped people with depression and also with Bipolar:


The second link isn't working, but here is the title of the paper and the summary of it:

R A P I D
C O M M U N I C AT I O N
International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology (2000), 3, 311–314. Copyright # 2000 CINP
Chromium treatment of depression
Malcolm N. McLeod and Robert N. Golden
Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC 27599–7160, USA
Abstract
Eight patients with refractory mood disorders received chromium supplements and described dramatic
improvements in their symptoms and functioning. In several instances, single-blind trials confirmed specificity
of response to chromium. Side-effects were rare and mild, and most commonly included enhanced dreaming
and mild psychomotor activation. To our knowledge, this is the first case series describing the response to
chromium monotherapy. The putative antidepressant effects of chromium could be accounted for by
enhancement of insulin utilization and related increases in tryptophan availability in the central nervous system,
and}or by chromium’s effects on norepinephrine release
 
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