May 22, 2018

Source ARL labs. Manganese
Sources Of Manganese
Meats - snails, egg yolk
Nuts/seeds - sunflower, coconuts, peanuts, pecans, walnuts, chestnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, brazil nuts
Fruits - blueberries, olives, avocados
Vegetables - corn, corn germ, parsley, legumes
Grains - wheat, wheat germ and bran, rice, barley, oats, buckwheat, rye
Miscellaneous - kelp, cloves, tea

Roles In The Body- Energy Production, essential for Glucose tolerance levels, necessary for maintaining Tendons and ligaments, maintains integrity of Bone development, essential for

Functions Of Manganese-
Nervous system - synthesis of neurotransmitters
Reproductive system - fertility
Endocrine system - required for normal adrenal and thyroid gland activity
Skeletal - tendons, ligaments, connective tissue
Metabolic - energy production, glucose tolerance, utilization of fats and carbohydrates
Detoxification - involved in superoxide dismutase

Symptoms Associated With A Manganese Deficiency-
allergies hypoglycemia
diabetes myasthenia gravis
dizziness ringing in the ears
fatigue weakness, muscular
bone fractures or osteoporosis weak ligaments and tendons

Symptoms Associated With A Manganese Excess
anorexia neurological symptoms
ataxia schizophrenia
iron deficiency 
Hair Analysis Notes:

Manganese is called the maternal mineral because manganese-deficient animals cease to care for their young.

High Hair Manganese: may be due to manganese toxicity derived from drinking water containing excessively high levels of manganese.

Low Hair Manganese: low hair manganese levels are extremely common. However, if the manganese level is below .03 mg% it is considered very low. low manganese usually correlates with slow oxidation and low energy levels.

Reasons For Manganese Supplementation
to raise low sodium levels
to lower excessive iron, copper or other toxic metal levels
to correct a low sodium/potassium ratio


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