Brand and Other Names:
- Classes: Minerals, Other
Dosing & Uses
10 mg vanadyl sulfate yields 2 mg vanadium
The body contains between 20-25 mg and a regular diets provides about 2 mg/day
Typical dosage range: 50-100 mcg/day
Daily diet normally provides enough to meet requirements
Sources of vanadium: Dill, pepper, eggs, radishes, vegetable oils, buckwheat and oats
Potential health benefits: May improve sensitivity to insulin in type 1 and 2 diabetes; may also lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure
Not enough safety information about its risks available to be recommended as a safe supplement
Serious - Use Alternative
Significant - Monitor Closely
Frequency Not Defined
Ability to determine vanadium deficiency or optimum dose not currently possible due to lack of studies
Pregnancy & Lactation
Pregnancy Category: N/A
A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.
B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.
C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.
D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.
X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.
NA:Information not available.
Mechanism of Action
Blocks dozens of enzymes, including syntethases, kinases, and ribonucleasis
May improve sensitivity to insulin in type 1 and 2 diabetes