Vanadium is an essential trace mineral required in very small amounts in the diet. It plays a role in the regulation of sodium, enhances insulin effectiveness, decreases cholesterol production, and increases the effectiveness of heart muscles contraction. Vanadium is active in many chemical reactions that take place in the body.
Controlling blood sugar levels in people who suffer from diabetes is one of the main potential benefits of Vanadium according to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Preliminary research on Vanadium for controlling glucose levels stemmed from successful studies on a similar trace mineral, Chromium, notes the National Institutes of Health's National Center For Complementary & Alternative Medicine (NCCAM).
Vanadium, along with its heavier cousins, molybdenum and tungsten, can mimic insulin. In other words, in research done with cells, these minerals have literally been able to replace insulin.
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Recently established as a necessary element, Vanadium may partner with Chromium beStable (to support high and low blood sugar issues) for metabolizing sugar, facilitating glucose uptake, and supporting and helping the insulin receptors. It may also be important in secreting hormones, as well as lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
Most studies on Vanadium thus far have been animal studies, but a few human studies have been done and both the animal and human studies suggest that Vanadium may lower blood sugar levels and improve sensitivity to insulin in people with Type 2 Diabetes. In one study of those with Type 2 Diabetes, it was also found that Vanadium lowered total and LDL ("bad") cholesterol.
Ingredients: Vanadium and RO Water Twice Purified
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