Alternative Treatments for Diabetes
Vanadium is a compound found in tiny amounts in plants and animals. Early studies showed that vanadium normalized blood glucose levels in animals with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. A recent study found that when people with diabetes were given vanadium, they developed a modest increase in insulin sensitivity and were able to decrease their insulin requirements. Currently, researchers want to understand how vanadium works in the body, discover potential side effects, and establish safe dosages.
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