Manganese is one of eight trace minerals. It is vital to many processes in the body. The body cannot produce manganese so it must be obtained through food and herbs. The body can store up to about 20mg of it in the brain, kidneys, liver, pancreas, and bones. Manganese is known for contributing to the mother's love and maternal protection of her child.
Production of enzymes
Protein, fat, cholesterol, glucose, carbohydrate, and amino acid metabolism
Helps the body use vitamins B, C, and E
Aids in having a healthy immune system
Aids in nerve health
Regulates blood sugar
Aids in bone growth and development
Aids in reproduction
Necessary for people with iron-deficiency anemia
Works with B-complex vitamins to provide feelings of well-being
Aids in blood clotting
Signs of Deficiency
Hardening of the arteries
High blood pressure
Loss of muscle coordination
Blood sugar problems
Damage to the pancreas
Problems with breasts
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