In -Indium is found in igneous rocks at 0.05 to 1.0 ppm; shale at 0.1 ppm; sandstone and limestone at 0.05 ppm; land animals at 0.016 ppm.
Indium is a soft silvery-metal that does not dissolve in water until compounded by laboratory personnel. It is the third heaviest molecular element known to be useful in nutrition, as Element No. 49. It is never found in food or water or in our bodies after 25 to 30 years of age. Indium is close to being the tenth most scarce of all available elements on the Periodic Table of Elements. It also connects the two largest groups of elements known to be beneficial to human nutrition.
Yukawa et al. consistently found indium in human tissues at concentrations between 0.01 and 0.07 mcg/g fresh tissue. Tornza et al. found a mean of 0.0045 mcg indium per gram of hair. Some indium is absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract of animals, because it is excreted in small amounts in the urine of animals fed indium salts. Indium is relatively nontoxic orally. When fed 20-30 mg indium per day for 27 days, rats exhibited a rough coat and some weight loss. On the other hand, when mice were fed drinking water containing 5 mcg/ml indium, they exhibited a lower incidence of tumors than mice fed the same level of scandium, gallium, rhodium, palladium, chromium, or yttrium. Mice fed 5 mcg/ml indium exhibited elevated levels of copper and chromium concentrations in several organs including kidney and heart.
Indium is a mineral believed to support several hormonal systems in the body and may elevate immune activity and reduce the severity and duration of a plethora of human conditions. It is believed that indium may provide aid to the hypothalamus and pituitary glands. These two master hormone producers have the job of maintaining optimal output of hormones for the body. Once this stasis is achieved, a great many other hormone-producers become stimulated, causing a domino effect and helping retard aging and various health problems.
Indium seems to enhance food and mineral absorption by the body. It even has been found to aid in the utilization of other essential trace elements. It is not found in food or water; in fact, although it is not ordinarily found in the human body at all after approximately 25-30 years of age, those people taking indium experience beneficial results immediately. Some of the short-term benefits reported by many indium users include: increased energy, an enhanced sense of wellbeing – the so-called “indium high”, and a reduced need for sleep. Long-term benefits of indium include (but are not limited to) a gradual correction of many chronic illnesses such as: ADD, improved blood pressure, stress-related problems, healthier body weight, autism, and a reversal of visible signs of aging. It is believed that when taking indium one feels rejuvenated and energized because the hormonal system is working better.
NOTE: There are no sulfates is this product. Do not take with food. Not for use on broken skin or in the eyes.
Physiological Effects Of Indium
Indium is a rare trace element reported to help balance 23 of the 24 hormonal systems in the body. Little to none of Indium is found in the agricultural food chain anymore. It is sometimes classified as a heavy metal with no officially recognized nutritional or physiological function. However, it is on the FDA’s GRAS list (Generally Recognized As Safe), and it is claimed to provide a large variety of benefits. Some doctors and dentists are using it with their patients, one practitioner reported benefits for chronic fatigue patients, and another uses it to help get patients off drugs and alcohol (it has been reported to modify or help eliminate addictions). One of our clients reported that about 90% of his Vitilago disappeared during the first few months of use…. and a Medical Doctor reported normalizing of blood pressure in a patient.
The only controlled studies we are aware of have been safety trials with humans, and some inconclusive animal studies. Anecdotal reports, however, indicate benefits ranging from reduction in required sleeping time, relief from migraine headaches, increased endurance during exercise, improved memory (including in Alzheimer’s patients), improved speech and motor skills in Parkinson’s sufferers, reduction of dandruff and dry skin patches, decreased eyeball pressure (high pressure is a predictor of glaucoma), normalization of both high and low blood pressure, normalization of high and low blood sugar, normalization of menstrual cycles, increased libido, and other effects.
(Caution: People suffering from low thyroid levels may experience headaches as their thyroid is activated and should have their levels checked by their physician to bring down medications as appropriate.)
Recently released information by several researchers have suggested that Indium plays an important role in stimulation the pituitary gland to release growth hormone.
Other users report increased stamina & endurance. In some very ill people Indium produced a significant improvement in their appetites. Body builders report that after a few weeks of Indium supplementation they are lifting 30 to 40% more weight.
Other users report enhanced eyesight, better memory, general enhancement of all of the senses, improves hair & nails, enhanced sexual vigor, improvement in blood pressure readings, improvement in Type II diabetes symptoms and fewer aches & pains.
Indium exists in such small amounts, and is not water-soluble in nature, that it is simply not in the food chain. It is for this reason that it is designated a trace mineral (micro-mineral). Testing done in 1975 was unable to determine indium levels in the body due to its low concentration. All this points to indium being vital for our continued good health, and a solution to some of mankind’s most dreaded health problems.
One of many health problems that research has shown that indium may help is cancer. It has shown to be effective against Walker 256 carcinosarcomas, and more research for its further use is ongoing. In 1983 study found that indium sought out and saturated tumor tissue. This is good news given the general tumor reducing characteristics of indium. In 1971 study found that indium supplementation caused a lower incidence of tumors.
In 1971, Dr Henry Schroeder found that the use of indium resulted in a lower body weight. Of even more interest is the fact that indium was more active in females than males. Since women have less muscle mass than men, indium may give them the extra boost they need to lose weight. Dr Schroeder graphed very interesting results. He found that, after maturity, females without indium added 20% of their weight on as fat, while those supplementing with indium added on no fat at all. Indium has a beneficial effect on the thyroid gland. By potentiating this gland, and helping support proper thyroid levels, more calories and burned and weight is normalized. Indium users have known of it’s anti-depressant activity for over two decades now, with indium producing a feeling of well-being and euphoria after only a few days of use. Two major effects that indium has are in its ability to help the body assimilate other important nutrients and in increasing the life span or red blood cells from 90 to 120 days.
How one is to explain why indium is so beneficial to so many people? Indium is definitely one of those trace minerals, which like vanadium, exerts pharmacological effect on the body. In case of vanadium the pharmacological effects are explained by pointing out that it is biologically a very active mineral, which engages in the body in numerous biochemical reactions with enzymes and other proteins.
Indium has not been studied in this context so we don’t know much. We know, however, that indium affects how other minerals are absorbed and utilized in the body. In particular, we know that indium affects utilization of zinc, iron, copper and manganese, and probably several other important minerals. Indium affects thyroid because the proper functioning of this gland depends on the right balance of iron, zinc and copper. Indium affects the immune system and skin because both immune system and skin depend on zinc. Indium helps people suffering from anemia because the proper blood count depends on iron and copper in the body.
“There is evidence that indium has a low order of toxicity; however, care should be taken until further information is available” Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Chemistry Division.
“Indium is considered a non-toxic element, never being reported any serious accident with this element. Even in welding or semiconductor industry, where the exposition to indium is relatively high, there is no report of any kind of toxicity.” Nautilus
“Tests on animals show it would have to be 1,000 times stronger to sicken mice.” Chapin RE, Harris MW, Hunter ES 3rd, Davis BJ, Collins BJ, Lockhart AC. The reproductive and developmental toxicity of indium in the Swiss mouse. Fundam Appl Toxicol. 1995 Aug;27(1):140-8.
Indium [sulfate] is very safe to use. Most other trace elements are not that safe. It is highly toxic, however, when injected into blood. Avoid contact with eyes, wounds, and cuts.
Indium is available in drops, tablets and a liquid soulution. It is best to take Indium on an empty stomach since Indium can react with many compounds in food. Usual dose is 2 to 4 drops per day. One teaspoonful (5cc) daily of the Indium solution.
Another more aggressive dosage schedule is: Recommended Dosage (under the tongue): * 5 drops per day for 1 week. * 10 drops per day for 2nd week. * 15 drops per day for 3rd week. * 20 drops per day thereafter.
With oral tablets or capsules the suggested dosage is:
Indium caps or tabs as 20 to 25 mg of Indium Sulfate is taken orally with one daily. It is best to take Indium upon arising in the AM, preferably on an empty stomach. Drink at least 6oz of water and then wait a minimum of 30 minutes before eating or drinking anything else. After the 30 minutes, you may drink and eat as you wish.
In the case of Indium, more is not better. When you are comfortable with the results you are getting for a week or more, increase the dosage. When you do not feel any more benefits from extra drops, take the least number of drops which give you all the benefits you noticed. If you stop taking the drops, you may notice a diminishment in the benefits you originally noticed. If it takes three or four days to notice that diminishment, you were at the right dosage. If you are taking too much, it will take more than four days for your sense of well being to diminish. Extra is not dangerous, but it is wasteful, since more cannot do you any greater good.
For best results, take on an empty stomach upon arising in the morning. Do not eat or drink anything for 30 minutes.