Vanadium regulates the circulatory system, helps reduce cholesterol levels and buildup in the central nervous system, lowers elevated blood sugar and is believed to help reduce the incidence of heart attack. When used in combination with chromium it is found to be very beneficial in dealing with mineral deficiencies found in diabetics and hypoglycemics.
It has been estimated that 80 million Americans exhibit some of the characteristics of diabetes such as insulin resistance, excess insulin release, high triglycerides and high blood sugar. Chronic weight loss or gain, frequent urination, and chronic thirst are warning signs that are indicative of the possible onset of diabetes.
Some symptoms of a vanadium deficiency:
• Cardiovascular disease
• Metabolic dysfunction
• High cholesterol
• Pancreatic dysfunction
Natural sources: oysters, kelp, gelatin, vegetable oil, soy, sunflower, corn, olive oil, buckwheat, parsley, oats, rice, green beans.