Manganese-The Love Element

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.


Benefits

  • 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

  • Produces energy

  • 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

  • Reduces inflammation

Signs of Deficiency

  • Hardening of the arteries

  • Brittle Bones

  • Confusion

  • Memory loss

  • Convulsions

  • Eye problems

  • Hearing problems

  • Cardiac issues

  • High cholesterol

  • High blood pressure

  • Irritability

  • Muscle contractions

  • Loss of muscle coordination

  • Blood sugar problems

  • Damage to the pancreas

  • Excessive perspiration

  • Rapid pulse

  • Grinding teeth

  • Tremors

  • Problems with breasts

Food Sources

  • Pineapples

  • Avocados

  • Pinto beans

  • Lima beans

  • Seaweed

  • Seeds

  • Pecans

  • Navy beans

  • Spinach

  • Whole grains

  • Egg yolks

  • Brown rice

  • Peanuts

  • Almonds

  • Sweet potato

HerbSources

  • Alfalfa

  • Burdock

  • Catnip

  • Camomile

  • Chickweed

  • Dandelion

  • Eyebright

  • Fennel Seed

  • Fenugreek

  • Ginseng

  • Hops

  • Lemongrass

  • Mullein Parsley

  • Peppermint

  • Red Raspberry Leaf

  • Red Clover

  • Rosehips

  • Wild yam

  • Yarrow

  • Yellow Dock


Resources

  1. Hovis, B. S., ND, MH, CCII. (n.d.). Nutrition-Vitamins & Minerals. Retrieved March 15, 2021, from https://trinityschool.instructure.com/courses/499/pages/week-1-lecture-3-vitamins-and-minerals

  2. Fletcher, J. (2019, July 2). Manganese: Health benefits and side effects. Retrieved March 15, 2021, from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325636#:~:text=Manganese%20is%20a%20trace%20mineral,blood%20clotting%2C%20and%20reducing%20inflammation.

  3. Goodson, A., MS, RD, CSSD, LD. (2018, August 31). 10 Evidence-Based Benefits of Manganese. Retrieved March 15, 2021, from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/manganese-benefits

  4. Balch, P. A. (2011). Prescription for nutritional healing: A practical A-to-Z reference to drug-free remedies using vitamins, minerals, herbs & food supplements. London: Penguin.