Vanadium

Vanadium is a trace mineral. Good food sources of vanadium include: whole grains, cereals, lobster, vegetable oils, mushrooms, and parsley.1,2

Forms

  • Vanadium Amino Acid Chelate: Vanadium amino acid complex is prepared by reacting vanadium with amino acids and peptides (small protein fragments) derived from soy and rice under controlled temperatures. The mixture is then milled and dried.

Major Health Benefits

It is suggested that vanadium plays a role in glucose control due to its ability to mimic insulin action.1 Vanadium may also benefit cholesterol metabolism and thyroid function.3

References

  1. Badmaev V, Prakash S, Majeed M. Vanadium: a review of its potential role in the fight against diabetes. J Altern Complement Med. 1999 Jun;5(3):273-91. PMID: 10381252.
  2. Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine. Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Arsenic, Boron, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Silicon, Vanadium, and Zinc. The National Academic Press. 2001. (pp. 533)
  3. Gruzewska K, Michno A, Pawelczyk T, Bielarczyk H. Essentiality and toxicity of vanadium supplements in health and pathology. J Physiol Pharmacol. 2014 Oct;65(5):603-11. PMID: 25371519.