The word manganese comes from the Latin word "magnes" which means magnet, because when manganese is alloyed with other metals like aluminum, copper and antimony, the end product is magnetic.Functionality:
It helps neutralize free radicals as well as being of assistance in preventing diabetes and needed for normal nerve function. It is needed for healthy skin, bone, and cartilage formation, as well as glucose tolerance. It also helps activate superoxide dismutase (SOD)-an important antioxidant enzyme.
Deficiency Diseases: Problems with the disks between the vertebrae, Birth defects, and Problems with blood glucose levels and reduced fertility. Serious deficiency in children can result in Paralysis, Deafness and BlindnessOverdose Disease:
Deficiencies are rare, as manganese is widely available in the food supply. However, Symptoms may include:
Nuts, Green leafy vegetables, Peas, Beets, Egg yolks, Whole grain cereals, Organ meats, Bran, Fruits, and Black teaImportant for:
It has best suitable composition when taken with vitamins B1, E, and calcium as well as phosphorous.Recommended Daily Intake: