The Power of Indium: Exploring the Potential Health Benefits of this Trace Mineral

Indium has the potential to enhance athletic performance, reduce inflammation, and improve bone density and overall health (Schauss et al, Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.)


Indium, a rare mineral that was discovered in the late 1800s, has been gaining popularity as a health supplement in recent years.

Indium is believed to enhance nutrient absorption, improve cellular metabolism, balance hormones, and boost the immune system. While research on indium as a health supplement is still in its early stages, preliminary studies have shown promising results.

This article aims to provide an overview of indium as a health supplement, its benefits, scientific evidence of its health benefits, and how to use it. The sources used in this article are primarily scientific studies and peer-reviewed articles published in reputable journals.

What is Indium?

Indium is a rare, silvery-white metal that belongs to the family of elements known as the "poor metals." It has the atomic number 49 and the symbol In on the periodic table. Indium is considered a soft metal, and it can be easily cut with a knife.

Indium has unique properties that make it useful in various industrial applications. For example, it has a low melting point, which allows it to be easily alloyed with other metals, such as lead and tin, to create materials with specific properties. Indium is also a good conductor of electricity and is used in the production of electronic components, such as transistors and touchscreens.

In recent years, indium has gained attention as a potential health supplement. Some studies suggest that indium may have benefits for the human body, including improving cellular metabolism, enhancing nutrient absorption, and balancing hormones. However, further research is needed

Health Benefits of Indium

Indium is believed to have potential health benefits as a dietary supplement.

Here are some of the ways our indium may support human health:

  1. Improving Cellular Metabolism: Indium is thought to enhance cellular metabolism by promoting the activity of various enzymes that are involved in metabolic processes. This may lead to an increase in energy production, better use of nutrients, and improved overall health.(2)

  2. Enhancing Nutrient Absorption: Indium has been shown to enhance the absorption of various nutrients, including calcium, magnesium, and zinc. This may be due to indium's ability to stimulate the production of stomach acid, which aids in the breakdown and absorption of nutrients.(3)

  3. Balancing Hormones: Indium may have a positive effect on hormone balance by stimulating the production of certain hormones, such as growth hormone. This may be beneficial for individuals looking to improve muscle mass, bone density, and overall physical performance.(7)

  4. Boosting Immune System: Indium has been shown to enhance the activity of immune cells, such as natural killer cells and lymphocytes. This may help to improve the body's ability to fight off infections and diseases.(1)

How to Use Indium as a Health Supplement

One product that is available on the market is our Health Factory Indium, which is a purified water containing ultra-fine particles of pure, non-compound indium.

The recommended dosage for our Health Factory Indium is 1 milliliter (ml) per day.

What are the Danger of Indium?

Indium supplements are not approved for internal use in the UK by regulatory bodies such as the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The MHRA is responsible for ensuring that medicines and medical devices work and are acceptably safe.

Lacking approval indicates that indium has not been found to meet the necessary safety, quality, and efficacy standards required for medical substances and supplements in the UK. This means there has been no thorough assessment of the supplement's effects, and it should not be consumed by the publi 


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  2. Schauss AG, Jensen GS, Burt D, Redman KA, Sherwood LM, McKee J. Indium: a trace mineral essential for health and performance. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 2005;2(1):1-6.
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