What is it?

Manganese is an essential trace nutrient in all forms of life. It activates enzyme systems involved in protein and energy metabolism. This mineral is involved in connective tissue and bone formation, insulin action, and cholesterol synthesis. It is vital in the bio-synthesis of collagen as it helps activate key enzymes in the formation of collagen. This mineral is a component of the antioxidant enzymes Antioxidants such as MnSOD can neutralize free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause.

The Benefits

  • Necessary for the metabolism of proteins and fat.

  • Supports the immune system, and blood sugar balance.

  • Involved in the production of cellular energy, reproduction and bone growth.

  • Aids in the formation of connective tissue, bones, blood-clotting factors, and sex hormones and plays a role in fat and carbohydrate metabolism, calcium absorption, and blood sugar regulation.

  • Much more than Manganese is discussed back at the Natural Source Vitamins Homepage