In this Article
- What other names is Vanadium known by?
- What is Vanadium?
- How does Vanadium work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Vanadium.
Vanadium is UNSAFE when used in large amounts and for a long time. This increases the risk of serious side effects including kidney damage.
Vanadium might lower blood sugar. People with diabetes should check their blood sugar carefully and watch for signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).
Vanadium is LIKELY SAFE in children when taken in amounts found in foods. Don't give children supplements. Not enough is known about the safety of these larger doses in children.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, limit your intake of vanadium to the amount found in food. Not enough is known about the safety of taking larger doses.
Diabetes: The vanadyl sulfate form of vanadium might lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. Monitor your blood sugar carefully.
Kidney problems: There is developing evidence that vanadium might harm the kidneys. If you have kidney disease, don't use vanadium supplements.
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