Last Updated: September 28 2022

Vanadium is a mineral that is not one of the Essential Mineral compounds, but is sometimes ingested in the diet. Can be found in bone tissues, Vanadium may influence glucose metabolism in an anti-diabetic manner.

Vanadium is most often used for

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The majority of research on vanadium uses an oral dose of 100mg as a once daily supplement in persons with poor glucose tolerance. It is unsure if this is the optimal dose, but it appears to be effective.

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