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Little Known Mineral for Blood Sugar Control

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.

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7:21PM PDT on May 15, 2013

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.

12:57PM PDT on May 14, 2013

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

1:31AM PDT on May 12, 2013

Not sure about that

5:40PM PDT on May 11, 2013

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

8:16PM PDT on May 10, 2013


6:22PM PDT on May 10, 2013

good to know

12:22PM PDT on May 10, 2013

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!!!!!

11:05AM PDT on May 10, 2013

Great to know! Thank you.

10:34AM PDT on May 10, 2013

Good to know. Thank you.

9:06AM PDT on May 10, 2013


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Good advice, thanks.

I wonder how wrinkly their cheeks are under their fur.


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