Little Known Mineral for Blood Sugar Control

Many of us have heard of chromium for blood sugar control, but how many think of vanadium? Like chrominum it has been found to help regulate sugar in the body naturally by acting in a similar way to insulin. While studies have shown that vanadium is helpful for metabolic syndrome it may not be beneficial for diabetics. It has also been found to participate in fat metabolism and energy production. It may also inhibit the formation of cholesterol.

It isn’t easy to find vanadium. Most vitamin/mineral pills don’t include it. General recommendations are for 20-30mg a day although there is no established RDA for it. Here are some sources:

Shellfish, especially lobster
Olive oil
Black pepper
Snap beans
Whole grains

Some of the “living” vitamin and mineral products contain vanadium.


Summerannie Moon
Summerannie M.3 years ago

you cant over dose or take too much chromium b/c its a bit like vitamin c you just pass it out and it really does help.

You can take chromium in liquid form and tablets. I was interested about chromium and what adverse effects it has on your body if you take too much but its all negative from the gazillion sites i went too. So its safe. I take 4 a day and could up it if I wanted too.

Chromium helps curb your sugar cravings and helps with your metabolism as well has well as balancing of your sugar levels too.

Chromium is a nutrient for the body like its essential for us to have all the vitamins we need.
Chromium helps with energy as well.

Its excellent. I use Blackmores Sugar Balance. I have been taking it since I discovered it on my health mission for a decade with great results for sugar cravings/balance and energy etc

This nutrient isnt dangerous at all as it helps with all the above. The body needs nutrients, vitamins and energy.

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra3 years ago

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

Geoff Price
Past Member 3 years ago

Not sure about that

Terry V.
Terry V.3 years ago

Talk to your Doctor first..................

Kate S.
Kate S.3 years ago


JL A.3 years ago

good to know

3 years ago

Don't take any of these supplements unless your blood tests show that you're deficient and really need them.

It's dangerous to take minerals and possibly run the risk of having an excess in your body, that you can't get rid of!!!!!

Natasha Salgado
natasha salgado3 years ago

Great to know! Thank you.

Vita Pagh
Vita P.3 years ago

Good to know. Thank you.

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago