Food Sources of Vanadium:
- Snap beans
- Vegetable oils
- Whole grains
Herb Sources of Vanadium:
Other Sources of Vanadium – Brand Names:
- Vanadyl Sulfate
What Vanadium Does:
- Aids in the production of red blood cells
- Encourages normal tissue growth and fat metabolism
- May play a role in building bones and teeth
- Prevents dental caries
- Prevents heart disease and heart attacks
- Reduces high blood sugar by mimicking the effects of insulin on the cells
- Slows down cholesterol formation in blood vessels
- Vanadyl sulfate, a form of this mineral, may improve glucose control in individuals with non-insulin-dependent diabetes
Cautions & Comments About Vanadium:
- Excess vitamin C can cause deficiency in some individuals.
- If you take supplemental chromium and vanadium, take them at different times.
- There may be an interaction between vanadium and chromium.
- Tobacco use decreases the uptake of vanadium.
- Vanadium is very toxic and is linked to manic depression in high quantities.
- Overdose signs include cramping, diarrhea and a green tongue.
- Drug Interactions: MAO inhibitors, phenothiazines, ethylenediaminetetracetic acid (whatever that is!)
Helpful Links and Resources for Vanadium:
- Liquid Chromium/Vanadium: http://www.evitamins.com/healthnotes.asp?ContentID=2920002
- All About Vanadium: http://www.answers.com/topic/vanadium