All About Manganese

Official recommendation for manganese were concluded in 1931 by Scientist Kemmerer. Manganese was first discovered by 1774 by chemist Carl Scheele. In 1970 the first case of manganese deficiency was recorded.

Manganese is well known to promote bone health as it a vital mineral that makes up the bone structure. Manganese is mostly found in pineapples, raspberries, garlic, lettuce, banana, carrots, green leafy vegetables and wholewheat.

Symptoms of Manganese deficiency includes, brittle bones, imbalanced hormones, a weak immune system and fertility problems, to name a few. Manganese also plays a part in connective tissues health. Manganese is typically given for a sprain or injury located in the connective tissues.

RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) – Adult males require up to 2.3mg of Manganese per day, whereas females require just 1.8mg per day.

Here are some of the benefits of Manganese :

  • Manganese is thought to help reduce inflammation by promoting the work of SOD (super oxide dismutase). SOD is used all over the body to decrease symptoms of inflammation and resulting pain.
  • Some swear by Manganese to help regulate their blood glucose levels. Manganese is thought to be involved in insulin production which can prevent drops in blood glucose.
  • Manganese is often given to epileptics. Some research has found that low levels of Manganese can lead to epileptic fits. Maintaining healthy levels of Manganese in an epileptic’s diet may rekey to managing fits.

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11 Comments Add yours

    1. GS says:

      Thank you. Glad you found it informative. If you take too much manganese as supplements, you could have side effects. These can include loss of appetite, slowed growth, and reproductive issues. It may also cause anemia. This is because manganese competes with iron for absorption.

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  1. innervoice28 says:

    That’s a very informative blogpost

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked the post. Another benefit of manganese is sleep. Research indicates supplemental magnesium can improve sleep quality, especially in people with poor sleep. Magnesium can also help insomnia that’s linked to the sleep disorder restless-leg syndrome. Stress reduction and mood stabilization. Magnesium increases GABA, which encourages relaxation as well as sleep.


      1. innervoice28 says:

        Oh I didn’t know that, thanks a lot for sharing

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      2. GS says:

        Most welcome. Happy to help. Have a great week ahead.

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  2. Astrid says:

    Thanks for the info. This is really interesting. I’d hardly even ever heard of manganese.

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    1. GS says:

      Yes its a less known micronutrient. If you need further help, you can speak to your primary care physician to check if you require supplmentation.

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked the post Deep.

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