Vanadium
 
Minerals

 

Vanadium

Our 17th nutrient mineral (in alphabetical order). Trace element. Chemical symbol: V. Whether necessary for human life still to be conclusively proven.

Functions/Benefits
May reduce high blood sugar (due to its insulin mimicking characteristic). Help to prevent tooth decay. Assist in the production of red blood cells. Encourages normal tissue growth and fat metabolism.

Deficiency Symptoms
None known.

Natural food sources
Black pepper. Dill seeds. Seafood. Parsley. Lobster. Radishes. Lettuce. Gelatin.

US RDA: No official figures
EU RDA: No official figures

Toxicity
Very toxic and is linked to manic depressions.


 

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