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About Manganese

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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