May 16, 2019
- Brown Rice
- Nuts: Pecans, Almonds
- Legumes: pinto, beans, navy beans, peanuts
- Fruit: Pineapples, grapes, berries, kiwi
- Iron and manganese fight for absorption. If you have high iron stores, you will probably have low manganese levels.
- Carpel tunnel syndrome may be a sign of manganese deficiency
- An anti-oxidant - key component of manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) the principle antioxidant inside your mitochondria.
- Helps with energy production as it optimising mitochondrial function (battery of your cell)
- Facilitates cartilage, tendon and bone development. Useful for osteoporosis and arthritis.
- Assists digestion of carbohydrates and in balancing blood sugar levels
- Assists in protein digestion
- Regulation of cholesterol
- Is involved in the production of GABA (GABA promotes calmness, reduces anxiety, stabilises blood pressure and promotes restful sleep).
- Manganese is also called the “brain mineral”. It may promote better memory.
- Plays a role in collagen formation and wound healing
- Plays a role in sex hormone development.
- High manganese can cause iron deficiency anemia
- Inhaled manganese from industry goes straight to your brain and may cause permanent damage.
- Taking manganese alongside antibiotics may reduce the effectiveness of the antibiotics
- Magnesium-containing antacids and laxatives may reduce manganese levels
- Iron supplementation may reduce manganese levels
Manganese is a derivated of the Greek word for magic.