Manganese
 
Minerals

Manganese

Our 11th mineral (in alphabetical order). Trace element. Chemical symbol: Mn. Our understanding of manganese is still incomplete, but it may prove to be one of the most important nutrients in human pathology. Probably an antioxidant mineral.

Functions/Benefits
Necessary for normal bone structure.
Important in the formation of thyroxin.
Important in the normal functioning of the nervous system.
Important in the production of sex hormones.
Necessary for glucose metabolism.
Aids wound healing.

Deficiency Symptoms

Fatigue.
Poor memory.
Nervous irritability.
Ataxia.
Related to diabetes - heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis.
Bone demineralization.
Impaired growth.

Natural sources
Cereals. Tea. Green leaf vegetables. holewheat bread. Legumes. Nuts.

US RDA: 2.5-7mg (milligram)
EU RDA: no official figures
Supplements 2-10mg

Toxicity
Very rare. But may include lethargy, involuntary movements. Posture problems. Coma. Environmental toxicity may be possible.


 

Next > Nutrient Mineral No.12: Molybdenum

 

I regularly update the contents or/and add new pages to my website. Please enter contact info so that I can notify you of new additions. Your email address will never be sold, rented or given to a 3rd party.

 

First name

Last name

E-mail address

 

 
Copyright © 2005-2006 Nutrition-Info.com All Rights Reserved
.....................................................................................................................................................................................
This website is best viewed in 800 x 600 resolution
with Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator 4.0