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Does vanadium help type 2 diabetes?

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Vanadium is a compound found in tiny amounts in plants and animals. Early studies showed that vanadium normalized blood sugar levels in animals with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. When people with diabetes were given vanadium, they had a modest increase in insulin sensitivity and were able to lower their need for insulin. Researchers want to understand how vanadium works in the body, find potential side effects, and set safe dosages.

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: "Guidelines for Using Vitamin, Mineral, and Herbal Supplementation."

Norris, S. , 2004. American Journal of Medicine

Brown, J. 2004. Diabetes Care,

Yeh, Y. , April 1, 2003. Diabetes Care

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 09, 2019

SOURCES:

American Diabetes Association: "Guidelines for Using Vitamin, Mineral, and Herbal Supplementation."

Norris, S. , 2004. American Journal of Medicine

Brown, J. 2004. Diabetes Care,

Yeh, Y. , April 1, 2003. Diabetes Care

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 09, 2019

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