Manganese, by Seeking Health, is an essential trace mineral involved in the normal formation of bone and metabolism of amino acids, lipids, and carbohydrates.
The name for manganese is thought to derive from the Greek word for "magic," which may be apt as manganese levels in excess or deficiency can have very important effects on the body.
Effects of manganese deficiency may include impaired growth or reproductive function, changes in blood mineral levels, or abnormal glucose processing and changes in carbohydrate or lipid metabolism. Because manganese is also a cofactor in certain enzymes, other processes may also be affected by manganese deficiency. However, most individuals consuming a normal diet are not at risk of manganese deficiency.
On the other hand, manganese supplementation and levels should be monitored closely. Consumption of high amounts of manganese can cause certain neurological or behavioral effects over time. Most of the findings on manganese toxicity are based on reports of manganese miners inhaling manganese dust, or on drinking water studies. However, we recommend that individuals who are interested in using Manganese consult with their healthcare provider prior to use and monitor their levels throughout supplementation.
Key Benefits and Actions:
- Supports healthy bone formation*
- May help support the body's free-radical defenses*
- May help support normal carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism*
- May help support healthy glutamate conversion*
- May help support normal wound healing processes*
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Individual results may vary.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Individual results may vary.