Manganese is critical for cartilage and bone and anti-virus defences.
Symptom Quiz & Video
For detailed Manganese help watch the video above and/or read below. Here is the link for additional help.
How to Correct A Manganese Deficiency
The main function of this mineral is to activate enzymes, the body's catalysts, without which our biochemical processes could not work.
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Which of These 10 Manganese Warning Symptoms Do You Actually Have?
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Required for Growth
Therefore, it isn't surprising that it is critical for your growth, reproduction and skeletal development.
Manganese Glass Under UV Light
Cartilage and Bone
For example, this mineral is an essential component of the enzyme processes in both cholesterol synthesis and the synthesis of cartilage and bone.
Credit for first isolating this mineral
is usually given to Johan Gottlieb Gahn.
Take a Good Multivitamin/Mineral
Take a good multivitamin/mineral capsule (which includes this mineral) on a daily basis
Not Easily Absorbed
This mineral is not easily absorbed from food or supplements, so add lots of manganese-rich foods to your diet daily.
- brown rice
- whole grains
- dark green leafy vegetables
- many spices
Critical for a Healthy
It is also an important part of the synthesis of interferon, a natural anti-viral agent your body uses to defend itself when attacked by disease-producing viruses and it is critical for a healthy nervous system.
It is mined in mineral workings like this one in Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd, Great Britain
Wheat, Oat Bran Prevent Absorption
Do not eat excessive amounts of wheat or oat bran, as they contain a substance which prevents absorption of manganese.
Food Content Varies by Geography
However, the content of this mineral varies depending on the location in which food is grown.