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Vanadium is an essential macromineral because it can mimic the properties of insulin. Vanadium also is vital in the transport system and oxidation of fat cells. It can also inhibit cholesterol synthesis in the human body. Vanadium has also been shown to have anitcarcinogenic properties, which means that it can slow down cancer cell growth. Vanadium can be found in soy, sunflower, safflower, corn and olive oils. Buckwheat, parsley, oats, rice, green beans, carrots, eggs, and cabbage all contain moderate amounts of vanadium. However, both dill and radish contain high concentrations of vanadium.
When insulin was introduced in the 1920s it became an effective treatment for diabetes mellitus, which is one of the leading causes of illness and death in North America. Daily injections of insulin are inconvenient and complications are a significant problem. A search for an alternative therapy has shown that vanadium has insulin-like effects and is currently under consideration as an oral therapy. In addition to its insulin-like activity, vanadium also reduces gluconeogenesis, increases glycogen deposition and has an anorectic action. In general, vanadium compounds are poorly absorbed. Searches are underway for vanadium derivatives that are better absorbed. In this way, total vanadium intake can be reduced, thus decreasing the possibility of toxicity. Even though it is known to be an essential element in rats, chicks, and goats, its essentiality in humans has not been established.
There are a number of minerals, both macro and micro in size, that we need on a daily basis in order for our bodies to function at their best. Many of the fruits and vegetables that we buy from grocery stores are deficient in essential minerals. Most of the time, that is because they are being grown in soil that is bankrupt in the basic nutrients of life.
That is why we have our excellent line of Angstrom Minerals. Our minerals are plant-derived and suspended in reverse osmosis (RO) water so that your essential mineral is not compromised by preservatives or additives.
We refer to our minerals as Angstrom because the particles in our mineral supplements are smaller compared to over-the-counter and retail drugstore colloidal minerals. Since the particles are smaller, they are able to pass through the cell membranes with more ease thus allowing your body to absorb the optimal amount of our Angstrom Minerals.
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