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This could possibly be the connection between vanadium #neuropathy #diabetes #fibromyalgia and other forms of chronic pain.
Last time, we spoke about the role of trace elements in health and nutrition.
By definition, trace elements are those necessary for life and growth however, only in the tiniest amounts.
Vanadium and Boron are two more ultra trace elements we should talk about.
In some studies the element Boron has been found to help reduce the loss of calcium in our bodies. Therefore, it may actually have a positive and protective role in bone density maintenance.
In most situations, boron is relatively nontoxic in the forms most consumed by people. Boric acid for example has long been used as a preparation in health care with very rare adverse incidents.
Vanadium, another ultra trace element seems to have a role in potentiating the activities of insulin and blood sugar control. This of course could possibly be the connection between vanadium, neuropathy, diabetes, fibromyalgia and other forms of chronic pain.
I will caution you however, never to self-treat with vanadium supplements alone. To do so could be very dangerous!
Like everything, however you will find individual supplements and claims made for so many individual nutrients. Boron and vanadium are no exception. Be very careful here.
If you consume a diet that is high in vegetables, seeds nuts and the lean proteins, a deficiency of trace elements is extremely rare. Although, not impossible, there are variations in the quality of food based upon such things as the soils in which they are grown and the regions they come from.
Also, if you are supplementing your diet as we recommend, trace elements in very tiny absorbable forms are included.
Rarely should they be prescribed alone and in our opinion, always under close medical supervision.
Because everybody is different, in rare situations deficiencies of these elements can cause significant health issues. There are different tests available.
This is another reason why it is difficult to diagnose conditions, trace element analysis by hair and urine are often very helpful.
Once again, you can see the need for working with a healthcare professional who is trained in managing your neuropathy and chronic pain. Look at all possible facets, dig deeper for answers whenever necessary.
That’s why NeuropathyDR Clinicians are here!
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