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What does manganese supplement treat?

Kathleen Dunn
Nutrition & Dietetics
In your body, manganese plays a key role in metabolism, antioxidant protection and joint and bone health. Supplementing with this essential trace mineral can help bridge any nutrient gap between what your body needs and what your diet provides. No need to add a separate supplement to your daily routine. You’ll likely find this important nutrient in your daily multi or bone health supplement. Read on to learn how this multi-tasking mineral helps you stay healthy:
  • Helps metabolize food. Manganese activates enzymes required to convert food energy into cellular energy.
  • Helps protect cells. Manganese is a component of SOD, a potent antioxidant that protects cells from destructive free radicals.
  • Helps promote healthy joints. Manganese activates enzymes that play a key role in maintaining healthy cartilage and joint fluid.
  • Helps maintain strong bones. Manganese activates enzymes involved in bone metabolism.
To help ensure that your intake meets your body’s needs, be sure to make manganese-rich foods part of your daily plate. Whole grains, legumes, nuts and tea are particularly rich food sources. If these foods are missing from your list of favorites, consider a daily supplement.

As with all dietary supplements, talk to your doctor or other licensed healthcare professional prior to use if you have or suspect a medical condition, if you are taking over-the-counter or prescription drugs or if you are pregnant or lactating.

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