Health Benefits

Essential for healthy glands, proper formation of red blood cells, assists with oxygen transportation from the lungs to all the cells of the body. Manganese is an antioxidant and plays an important role in anti-aging. It is also essential for the production of thyroxine, prothrombin and Vitamin K.

Manganese may improve HDL cholesterol (healthy cholesterol production) and reduces LDL cholesterol production and Triglyceride production because of its role as a catalyst in the synthesis of fatty acids, cholesterol, and mucopolysaccharides. It may prevent hypercholesterolemia (high levels of cholesterol in the blood).

Manganese is also involved in fat, carbohydrate and protein production necessary for blood sugar regulation. Improves hypoglycemia, insulin resistance, obesity and athletic performance and improves energy production and increases stamina and may prevent diabetes.

Manganese nourishes the nerves and brain, improving the co-ordination of nerves and nerve impulses, eliminating mental fatigue and helps with memory.

Manganese is essential for ‘Reproductive Health' in both male and females, assisting in healthy hormone production, regulating a healthy menstrual cycle, menstrual periods, healthy pregnancy and lactation.

Manganese is often deficient in soils especially plants grown in more alkaline the soil.

Therapeutic Uses

Allergies, atherosclerosis, sexual problems, sterility, birth defects, congenital malformations, ovarian degeneration, testicular degeneration, dysmenorrhea, disturbed carbohydrate metabolism, glucose intolerance – hypoglycemia, fatigue, hypercholesterolemia (high levels of cholesterol in the blood), osteoporosis, weight loss, pancreatic damage, loss of hearing, tinnitus, deafness, asthma, ataxia, repetitive strain injury, tennis elbow, fatigue, diabetes, senile cataracts, convulsions, dizziness, vertigo, gallstones, kidney stones, AIDS, hemochromatosis, obesity, healthy thyroid function, muscle co-ordination and reflexes, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sprains, depression, irritability, schizophrenia, epilepsy.

Antagonist: Milling of the whole grain – Loss 80 – 90%, corticosteroids, exposure to Manganese dust by industrial workers.

Dietary Sources

Starch Foods
Dried Fruit
Starch Foods
Protein Foods
Herbal Source

A Guide to Minerals Found Naturally in Food

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