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Manganese
By James F. Balch, M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.D.
 
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Function: Required for enzyme systems involved with energy production, blood-sugar control, fatty acid synthesis, thyroid hormone function, connective tissue and bone formation, sprains and strains

Sources: Liver, kidney, whole grains, nuts, spinach, green leafy vegetables

Optimal Intake: 5-10 mg

Deficiency Signs: No symptoms have been observed in humans. Animal studies show growth problems.

Toxicity: Too much manganese can interfere with iron absorption and can cause iron deficiency.

 
 
 
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