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Manganese

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Manganese is an essential trace mineral needed for healthy skin, bone, and cartilage formation, as well as glucose tolerance. It also helps activate superoxide dismutase (SOD)--an important antioxidant enzyme.

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Our proprietary "Star-Rating" system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.

For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.

This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Used for AmountWhy
Tardive Dyskinesia
For prevention: 15 mg daily while taking anti-psychotic medication; treat under a doctor's supervision: 60 mg daily2 stars[2 stars]
Supplementing with manganese may prevent onset or help reverse the condition.
Goiter
800 IU daily1 star[1 star]
Deficiencies of manganese can contribute to iodine-deficiency goiter. Supplementing with manganese may help.
Hypoglycemia
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Manganese helps control blood sugar levels in people with diabetes, and since there are similarities in the way the body regulates high and low blood sugar levels, it might be helpful for hypoglycemia as well.
Osgood-Schlatter Disease

(Vitamin B6, Zinc)
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Some doctors have reported good results using a combination of zinc, manganese, and vitamin B6 for people with Osgood-Schlatter disease.
Osteoporosis
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
A combination of minerals including manganese was reported to halt bone loss in one study. Some doctors recommend manganese to people concerned with bone mass maintenance.
Sprains and Strains
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Trace minerals, such as manganese, are known to be important in the biochemistry of tissue healing.
Type 1 Diabetes
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
People with diabetes may have low manganese levels, which can contribute to glucose intolerance. Supplementing with the mineral may help.
Type 2 Diabetes
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
People with diabetes may have low manganese levels, which can contribute to glucose intolerance. Supplementing with the mineral may help.

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