Liquid Vanadium Supplement
Vanadium was shown to be an essential trace mineral in 1971. Vanadium inhibits cholesterol synthesis followed by decreased plasma levels of cholesterol. The body needs vanadium for proper regulation of the circulatory system.
Vanadium functions in the body: Inhibits cholesterol synthesis, Mimics insulin, Stimulates glucose oxidation, Regulates the circulatory system.
In 1971 vanadium was proven to be an essential trace mineral. It is not easily absorbed in the intestinal tract; therefore, the form in which we ingest vanadium is crucial. About 90 percent of vanadium ingested is excreted through the kidneys. It is a non-platinum metal and dietary micronutrient. Vanadium stimulates blood sugar (glucose) oxidation and beneficial for glucose tolerance problems like hypoglycemia, diabetes, and hyperinsulinemia. A large body of research has been devoted to diabetes mellitus that suggests that vanadium could be therapeutic due to its activity on insulin secretion and insulin mimicking properties. "Vanadium appears to function like insulin by altering cell membrane function for ion transport processes, therefore vanadium has a very beneficial effect for humans with glucose tolerance problems." 65
Vanadium inhibits cholesterol synthesis followed by decreased plasma levels of cholesterol. It is also known for its anti-carcinogenic properties and is now being studied in depth by pharmaceutical companies for use as the base of many new drugs designed to fight cancer. One study conducted by Parker Hughes Institute on testicular cancer shows that the new vanadium based drug called vanadocenes has the ability to induce selective cytotoxicity and cell death of testicular germ cells. Dr. Osmond D'Cruz, director and lead author on the study said, "We are very excited about the potential of vanadocenes to target germ cells."
The body needs vanadium for proper regulation of the circulatory system. When vanadium is present in the body it prevents excessive cholesterol deposits in blood vessels. Build up of cholesterol in the central nervous system can be combated by vanadium.
65. Joel D. Wallach, BS, DVM, ND & Ma Lan, MD, MS, Rare Earths Forbidden Cures, (Double Happiness Publishing Co., 1995) page 412.