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Vanadium Mineral

Vanadium Mineral

Vanadium is needed for normal growth.

This mineral plays a part in fertility.

Lipid metabolism requires vanadium to function correctly.

Deficiency Symptoms

As yet not recorded.

Measurement        Mcg (micrograms)

Requirements (RDA)

Since 10 mcg is lost daily through urine, at least this amount is needed as a replacement.

Best Food Sources - Vanadium

Food(mcg/100g)
Parsley2,950
Lobster1,610
Radishes790
Dill460
Lettuce280
Strawberries70
Sardines46
Cucumber38
Apples33
Cauliflower9
Tomatoes4



Safety

Can easily be toxic if taken in synthetic form.

There may be an interaction with chromium, so some authorities recommend not taking both minerals together! This would preclude multi-mineral formulas, if both were included but include a multi-mineral featuring one plus an isolated mineral supplement with the other.


Abstracts

Glucose metabolism

Organic vanadium compounds have been shown to correct the hyperglycemia and impaired hepatoxic glycolysis of diabetic rats more safely than vanadyl sulphate (VS). Oral administration of the three organic vanadium compounds for up to 3 months induced a faster and larger fall in glycemia than VS. Glucosuria and tolerance to a glucose load were improved accordingly. There was no marked toxicity observed on hepatic or renal function. However, diarrhea occurred in 50% of rats chronically treated with VS, but not in those receiving the organic compounds.

Reul BA Amin SS Buchet JP Ongemba LN Crans DC Brichard SM: Effects of vanadium complexes with organic ligands on glucose metabolism: a comparison study in diabetic rats, Br-J-Pharmacol. 1999 Jan; 126(2): 467-77 1999