Daily Essential Mineral
Vanadium is an ultra-trace mineral found in the human diet and the human body. In its natural form, Vanadium is very colorful and is found in very small amounts in a wide variety of foods, including seafood, cereals, mushrooms, parsley, corn, soy, and gelatin. It is a metallic element that exists in several oxidation states, including +2, +3, +4, and even +5. In living matter, Vanadium is found mainly as the tetravalent vanadyl cation and the pentavalent vanadate form.
Currently, vanadium is a mineral that is being explored to further understand its possible role in promoting human health. In research animals, a diet deficient in vanadium has lead to symptoms including growth retardation, bone deformities, and infertility. Vanadium also is suggested to possibly play a role in building healthy bones and teeth.*
In addition, vanadyl sulfate, a form of the mineral Vanadium, has shown promise in research trials in helping the body achieve healthy sugar levels.* It may help promote healthy glucose levels in people with a lack of sensitivity to insulin by increasing this sensitivity. Because of this, Vanadium compounds have been termed “insulin-mimetic.” Vanadium containing compounds have also recently been indicated in their ability to help promote healthy cellular replication in the body.*
Vanadium has not yet been proven to be an essential mineral for humans, and researchers caution that long-term safety of large amounts of vanadium ingestion remains unknown.
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The optimal intake of vanadium is unknown and there is no RDA. If vanadium turns out to be essential for humans, the estimated requirement would most likely be less than 10 micrograms per day.
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