Grandma's Manganese Mineral Guide

Minute quantities of manganese are needed for protein and fat metabolism, healthy nerves, a healthy immune system, and blood sugar regulation. This mineral is used in energy production and is required for normal bone growth and for reproduction.

In addition, this mineral is used in formation of cartilage and synovial (lubrication) fluid of the joints. It is also necessary for the synthesis of bone.

This important mineral is essential for people with iron-deficiency anemia and is needed for the utilization of Vitamin B1 and Vitamin E. Manganese works well with the B-complex Vitamins to give an overall feeling of well-being.

Manganese aids in the formation of mother's milk and is a day element in the production of enzymes needed to oxidize fats and to metabolize purines.

Manganese deficiency may lead to:

  • atherosclerosis
  • confusion
  • convulsions
  • eye problems
  • hearing problems
  • heart disorders
  • high cholesterol levels
  • hypertension
  • irritability
  • memory loss
  • muscle contractions
  • pancreatic damage
  • profuse perspiration
  • rapid pulse
  • tooth-grinding
  • tremors
  • tendency to breast ailments

photo of fresh avacodos a natural food source of manganese photo of mullein growning in garden a good herbal source of manganese photo of fresh parsley growing in garden a natural food source of manganese

Natural Food Source with Manganese and
Herbs Containing Manganese

The largest quantities of manganese are found in:

  • avocados
  • nuts
  • seeds
  • seaweed
  • whole grains
  • blueberries
  • egg yolks
  • legumes
  • dried peas
  • pineapples
  • green leafy vegetables

Herbs that contain manganese:

  • alfalfa
  • burdock root
  • catnip
  • chamomile
  • chickweed
  • dandelion
  • eyebright
  • fennel seed
  • fenugreek
  • ginseng
  • hops
  • horsetail
  • lemongrass
  • mullein
  • parsley
  • peppermint
  • raspberry
  • red clover
  • rose hips
  • wild yam
  • yarrow
  • yellow dock


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