Vanadium is a micromineral. This means that vanadium is needed in minuscule amounts by the body for nutrition. The body stores vanadium mainly in fat and bone. Found in nature, raw vanadium is very colorful.Studies consistently show that vanadium combines with certain enzymes that are involved in the metabolism of blood sugar, lipids cholesterol and neurotransmission, as well as hormone production, bone and tooth development.
Supportive Health for Older Men – Compounds that contain vanadium show an ability to promote healthy cellular reproduction, particularly in the prostate gland.As we age, we become more resistant to insulin. The body is not able to efficiently metabolize glucose and dispose of it. Research shows that vanadium possesses an ability to mimic insulin, and help regulate healthy sugar levels in the body. Vanadium is often referred to as “insulin-mimetic” and is being studied for its promising treatment for Type 2 diabetes. The compound, vanadyl sulfate, is a popular product in the bodybuilding market because of its anabolic effect on muscle mass. This same property of vanadyl sulfate is used for antiaging purposing. Aging effects muscle mass and causes catabolic wasting.Other functions of vanadium may include:
- Vanadium may inhibit cholesterol formation in the blood vessels, and thus may be useful in supporting cardiovascular health.
- Vanadium is believed to accelerate chemical reactions in the body, and thus may be involved in the production of energy production.
- Vanadium may help in the building of bones and teeth.
- Vanadium is believed to play a role in growth and reproduction.
Tissue culture studies show that vanadium may retard the growth of human prostate cancer cells. Trials conducted by researchers at Parker Hughes Institute in St. Paul, Minnesota used 24 drugs that contained vanadium on 14 cancer cell lines and cancer cells taken from patients. All for 14 showed that the drugs containing vanadium were effective in the treatment of various types of cancer such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, brain tumors, leukemia, and lymphoma. This study was published in Clinical Cancer Research (May 2000), which is the official scientific journal of the American Association of Cancer Research. Further studies are underway. There is no description so far of vanadium deficiency in man. In animals, vanadium deficiency causes infertility, anemia, poor formation of bone, tooth and cartilage.
Natural Food Sources:
Some foods that are rich in vanadium include fish, whole grains, vegetable oils and nuts, root vegetables, parsley, radishes, dill, lettuce and strawberries. However the content of vanadium in the food is dependent on the soil in which these plants grow. Only if the soil contains vanadium, will the food grown in it contain vanadium. Super Beta Prostate supports prostate health and sex health. Vanadium is a vital ingredient for preserving normal prostate cell function. However, along with supplementation, a healthy diet and regular exercise should also be part of your regular fitness program.