– A VITAL TRACE MINERAL WITH MANY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Manganese (Mn) plays an important role in a number of physiologic processes as a constituent of multiple enzymes and an activator of other enzymes.
Because they consume over 90% of the oxygen used by cells, mitochondria are very vulnerable to oxidative stress. Manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) is the primary antioxidant enzyme in the mitochondria. Free radicals are produced during energy production in the mitochondria, and manganese superoxide dismutase converts these reactive and damaging radicals into harmless compounds.
Bone and Joint –
Manganese is essential for normal bone health in a number of animal species, including humans. Manganese is the preferred cofactor of enzymes that are required for the synthesis of proteoglycans that are needed for the formation of healthy cartilage and bone.
Wound healing –
Inadequate intake or abnormal manganese metabolism can result in abnormal wound healing since the synthesis of collagen in skin cells is dependent on the presence of adequate manganese.
Non-vegetarians tend to have lower intakes of manganese because it is found primarily in healthy plant foods including nuts, legumes, seeds, tea, whole grains, and leafy green vegetables.
Manganese is an essential nutrient for any complete multivitamin/mineral and joint support product.