Benefits of Manganese

Manganese is such an essential mineral involved in a whole host of metabolic functions.

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Manganese is abundant in a wide range of whole foods and green leafy vegetables.  It is essential for growth and development as our body needs it to make cartilage and collagen.

Manganese supports:

  • Normal energy-yielding metabolism
  • Maintenance of normal bones
  • Formation of connective tissue
  • Protection of cells from oxidative stress

If you want to find foods that are a source of plant based manganese try our organic pecan nuts, organic adzuki beans, organic buckwheat groats, organic bulgar wheat.

Want to know about more nutrients your body needs daily?  Take a look at our focus pages on Vitamin CVitamin AVitamin KVitamin EVitamin B1 (Thiamin)Vitamin B2Vitamin B3Vitamin B5Vitamin B6Vitamin B12ZincMagnesiumFolateIronCopperSeleniumManganesePotassiumPhosphorusCalcium.