Research on Vanadium and Vanadyl Sulphate
Vanadium Mineral Water is recommended and certified by Japan Preventive Medicine Administration Council under Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. Mr. Kitta, President of Vital Micro Amount Mineral Laboratory found functionality of Mt. Fuji Vanadium Mineral Water. He undertook joint study with many research institutions and has academically and clinically demonstrated benefits of Vanadium Mineral Water for the Diabetes prevention.
According to University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, USA, the major benefit of Vanadium is to control blood sugar levels in people who suffer from diabetes. National Institute of Health‘s National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) research indicates Vanadium is beneficial for controlling glucose levels in diabetics. University of Maryland Medical Centre, USA, notes that Vanadium also improves insulin sensitivity, as well as lower total and LDL, or “bad cholesterol” levels in people with Type-II diabetes.In addition to blood sugar control benefits for diabetics, Vanadium also helps in treating or preventing Osteoporosis, states the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, USA. For Osteoporosis, Vanadium appears to deposit in the bones, which helps in strengthening them. According to a report published in “Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology” tests on animals and human cells indicate that Vanadium compounds may help promote Osteogenesis (a process in which bone-forming cells lay down new bone material).
According to “Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology” published in 2002, Vanadium shows promise for cancer treatment. Laboratory studies on human cells demonstrate that Vanadium may help promote apoptosis (a type of programmed cell death involved in stopping the spread of cancer cells). There is also some evidence that Vanadium may help suppress the growth of cancerous tumors. Vanadium aids in production of red blood cells encourages normal tissue growth and fat metabolism. Another benefit of taking Vanadium supplement is protection against Colon cancer, but this claim is only based on animal studies, notes the University of Maryland Medical Centre.
According to book “Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism” Vanadium when consumed in the body is changed to Vanadyl Sulphate by stomach acid. Cholesterol production is decreased in blood vessels with Vanadyl Sulphate. According to “Handbook on the Toxicology of Metals” enzymes are blocked in the liver with the use of oral supplementation of Vanadyl Sulphate. Lowering of cholesterol in diabetic patients is beneficial with elevated glucose levels. Reduction of cholesterol and triglyceride levels, lowers the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases by reducing fat build up in arteries that can lead to heart attack or stroke. Vanadyl Sulphate regulates blood sugar levels and is an asset to people with blood sugar regulation problems, such as diabetes, PCOS and metabolic syndrome. Vanadyl Sulphate mimics the action of Insulin in the body by stimulating cells to take in glucose faster. This could possibly lead to improved glucose control by maintaining the number of functioning insulin-producing cells in pancreas. Vanadate and other Vanadium compounds promote the movement of glucose into cells (where glucose is broken down and used for energy). Few human based studies found that Vanadyl Sulphate had beneficial effects on patients with Type-II diabetes. Published in the journal “Metabolism”, the study involved diabetes patients and after six weeks of treatment with Vanadyl Sulphate, some patients showed improvements in glucose metabolism and cholesterol levels. According to “Asian Journal of Experimental Sciences” Issue-2, 2005, Mycobacteria, which causes tuberculosis, may be rendered ineffective by Vanadyl Sulphate. In the past, Vanadyl Sulphate was widely used for its antiseptic properties.