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What should I know before taking manganese?

There are certain precautions you should be aware of before taking manganese. An overdose that exceeds the maximum daily allowance (around 11 milligrams for adults) can be toxic to the body, so be aware of the amount you are taking. If you have a condition like liver disease that causes your body to store manganese, you should be extra careful with how much manganese you ingest. People with illnesses of the kidneys or the bile duct might experience negative reactions from manganese as well.

Pregnant and breastfeeding women should use caution while taking manganese, as they may cause damage to their children if they take too much. Additionally, manganese may react poorly with certain antibiotics, decreasing the effectiveness of those drugs. Finally, be sure not to expose manganese supplements to heat or moisture, which can cause them not to work properly.

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