Manganese is a mineral that has numerous roles in our body and deficiencies seem firmly linked with modern diseases, especially diabetes and artery disease.
Role In Our Body
- Helps utilise the nutrients from our food.
- Assists in the manufacture and regulation of fats.
- Helps our body manufacture insulin to regulate blood sugar.
- Assists in sex hormone production.
- Assists in forming mother’s milk.
- Helps regulate bone growth in children.
- Important for health of brain and nervous system.
- Helps our body eliminate waste and toxins.
- Nervousness, insomnia, mental disorders.
- Convulsions in infants.
- Multiple Sclerosis.
- High cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke.
- Noises in ears, balance problems.
- Spinal disc problems.
- Diabetes. Hypoglycaemia.
- Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI or OOS)
- Toxic in very high doses causing loss of muscle control and impotency, but has only been found in cases of industrial poisoning.
Good Sources Of Manganese
- Nuts (Almonds & Pecans)
- Beans (Lima & Pinto)