2/26/2024 9:36:15 AM
Health benefits of Manganese:
Contributes to protecting your cells from damage and is important for healthy bone, connective tissue and energy creation
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See the bottom of this page for the ingredients highest in manganese.
What is Manganese?
Manganese is from the Greek word for 'magic' and is a mineral element that is both nutritionally essential and potentially toxic.
Scientists are still working on the diverse effects of manganese in our bodies1.
Why does it matter to me?
Manganese is an essential component of many enzymes that are vital to maintain healthy cellular function. Some of these, such as superoxide dismutase, are essential for the creation of energy within cells2 and to protect our cells from oxidative stress5.
It should be noted that, in common with many elements, disputes exist within the literature regarding how to best measure the presence of manganese in the body. Studies vary regarding their method of assay. However, some common themes emerge3.
Manganese is important to ensure the healthy development of bones and connective tissue4.
How much do I need?
The RDA (average daily intake to protect health for 98% of the population) for manganese is an AI (adequate intake) this is due to a lack of comprehensive data to arrive at an RDA. An AI is assumed to be at the level of an RDA or above it.