Food Sources of Vanadium:

  • Cereals
  • Corn
  • Gelatin
  • Meat
  • Mushrooms
  • Olives
  • Radishes
  • Seafood
  • Snap beans
  • Soy
  • Vegetable oils
  • Whole grains  

Herb Sources of Vanadium:

  • Dill
  • Parsley  

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!)  

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