Indium mineral, does it have any beneficial properties
March 7 2017 by
Ray Sahelian, M.D.

Indium is a chemical element resembling zinc. Zinc ores are also the primary source of indium metal. Indium supplements are sold in liquid form and are promoted for various health concerns. I have not seen any human studies that have evaluated the role of oral indium supplements in the treatment of any medical conditions.

J Microencapsul. 2014. Microencapsulation of gallium-indium (Ga-In) liquid metal for self-healing applications.

I received promotional material that said: "Indium is a mineral that support several hormonal systems in the body and may elevate immune activity and reduce the severity and duration human conditions. Indium is believed to 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." Is this information about indium true?
   I am not aware of any human studies that indicates an oral indium mineral supplement is effective or helpful in the treatment of medical conditions.