The Food Standards Agency today issued new advice on some vitamins and minerals that could have possible harmful effects if taken in too high a dose.
In more detail:
- Chromium in the form of chromium picolinate may have the potential to cause cancer; consumers are advised not to take chromium in this form. The FSA has consulted on a proposal to ban its use in the manufacture of food supplements. Having 10mg/day or less in total of chromium in other forms is unlikely to cause any harm.