Manganese

Functions

  • It helps to catalyze biochemical reactions.
  • Important for digestion and utilization of enzymes.
  • Aids glucose metabolism.
  • Important in growth and development of normal bone structure.
  • Acts as an antioxidant.

Sources

  • Nuts
  • Whole grains
  • Oats
  • Brown rice
  • Egg yolk
  • Legumes
  • Green leafy vegetables (spinach)
  • Alfa alfa
  • Coffee beans
  • Tea

Deficiency

  • Fatigue
  • Poor memory
  • Nervous irritability
  • Ataxia

Toxicity

  • No known toxicity from manganese in food.

Environmental toxicity is possible