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Manganese actively participates in the metabolism of all living organisms, and in the human body - especially. True, in these living organisms manganese is negligible, so it is mainly taken from pharmacy products. How useful is manganese and how to replenish its reserves in the body?

Sources containing manganese

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Sources containing manganese

Manganese is very much in the earth's crust, it is second only to iron. But manganese in its pure form in nature is difficult to meet somewhere: it occurs only in a number of chemical compounds. As for products, manganese is the most in the hazelnut - 4.2 mg, in pistachios - 3.8 mg, in peanuts - 1.93 mg, in almonds - 1.92 mg, in walnuts = 1.9 mg, in spinach - 0.90 mg, in garlic - 0.81 mg.

Manganese is found in mushrooms - for example, in the podereozovik it is 0.74 mg, in chanterelles 0.41 mg, and in the mushroom 0.23 mg. Manganese is even in pasta - there it is 0.58 mg. And manganese is found in green tea and berries: cherry, lingonberry, strawberry, blueberry, black currant.

In meat and fish, manganese is extremely small.

Useful properties of manganese

Without manganese, normal operation of the central nervous system is impossible. This useful trace element helps a person to feel much stronger and calmer, not so quickly offended and excited in awkward situations, under stress.

Manganese controls the production of special substances - neurotransmitters, which are physiologically active. They are responsible for ensuring that nerve impulses are quickly transferred from fibers of nervous tissue to other such fibers.

Manganese also helps the normal development of the bone system. If manganese is present in the body in the right doses, the bones normally grow and develop.

Manganese for bones is just as necessary as calcium. With the help of manganese, the immune system of the human body becomes less susceptible to pathogenic bacteria, viruses, reacts faster to them and protects a person from various diseases. In particular, from colds.

Using manganese in the body, lipid metabolism is more active, as well as insulin, with the help of manganese, all the processes of the gastrointestinal tract can be well controlled.

Manganese and vitamins

Absorption of vitamins with manganese occurs faster, especially vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin E. With manganese, new cells of the body multiply faster and develop, with it wound, scratches and other skin lesions heal faster. With manganese, the brain works faster and more accurately and metabolism occurs faster.

Surprisingly, thanks to manganese, people manage to alleviate attacks of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis. Manganese contributes to the fact that cartilage grows faster and becomes stronger - this function is especially useful for children, adolescents and people who have suffered traumas of bone tissue. Manganese also actively helps to fight cataracts, multiple sclerosis of the retina and other eye diseases, which is especially useful for people who lose sight, as well as for older people.

Prevention of diabetes with manganese

According to many theories, thanks to manganese it is possible to conduct excellent prevention of diabetes mellitus - it inhibits this insidious disease, prevents it from developing. Thyroid gland diseases too would be much less if people took manganese in sufficient quantities.

Manganese affects the work of the cardiovascular system, the exchange of insulin. Scientific research proves that in the human body, which suffers from diabetes, manganese is less than twice that of those who do not suffer from this disease. This is due to the fact that manganese is needed for sugar processing. If a person has diabetes mellitus, he needs to take manganese in increased amounts - you can as an additive, and you can in combination with other supplements, vitamin-mineral.

Manganese and muscle reflexes

With the help of manganese, you can regain lost muscle tone or improve their condition. Legs and hands that have lost sensitivity due to diseases, thanks to manganese can return it.

Manganese stops or slows the development of osteoporosis and arthrosis. It helps the vessels develop more actively. Improves the quality of blood flow. When a person takes manganese, much less bad cholesterol becomes in the blood, the blood turns better, it is not so fat and viscous, the risk of blood clots decreases.

Have you heard how your knuckles, knuckles, knees crackle at you or your friends? If you eat foods with manganese, you will get rid of these problems. Muscles, bones and tendons when included in the diet of this trace element will become stronger, more mobile, there will be less strains and fractures.

Manganese and childbearing

Thanks to manganese, sperm quality improves in men. Spermatozoa become more mobile, they penetrate into the egg more quickly, and a woman has a chance to become pregnant. If a manganese is consumed by a woman, it gives her the opportunity to improve the work of the ovaries, which means that the chances of conceiving and giving birth to a child are increased.

When pregnant women take Manganese, the fetus develops more correctly, without deviations. Increased chance to give birth to a healthy child, physically strong and mentally full. Manganese also helps the formation of milk in mothers who breastfeed.

Manganese and tissue structure

Manganese is able to improve the structure of all body tissues: bone and muscle, and it also has a good effect on brain function. Manganese is able to influence the work of the entire body in such a way that a person's memory functions improve, attention is increased, concentration on a certain work. Manganese affects the formation of blood cells and the movement of blood through the veins and arteries.

Particularly important is manganese for removing toxins from the body and neutralizing them. In poisoning, even in infectious departments, a solution of weak manganese in large quantities was given. This reduced the risk after poisoning, helped to remove toxins, improved the performance of internal organs.

True, you need the right dose of consumption of foods with manganese, so that its effect on the body was really useful.

The daily need for manganese

To cover the daily dose of manganese for the body, it is important to eat more plant food, and preferably without heat treatment. This vegetables, greens, fruits. The daily need for manganese for those who have already left the childhood, from 2 to 9 mg. For children, this need depends on how much the baby weighs. For children under 7 years, it is necessary to 0.1 mg of manganese per kg of weight, and for children from 12 to 18 years, 0.09 mg per 1 kg of their weight.

Lack of manganese in the body

Better, of course, not to allow this. If a person does not eat plant food, exposes it to heat treatment, does not fill the deficiency of vitamins and trace elements with vitamin-mineral complexes, he is threatened with a shortage of manganese. It leads to malfunctions in the work of the nervous system, a violation of the sexual function in both men and women. For women, the shortage of manganese can result in problems with conception and bearing of the child.

In a state of constant stress, manganese is needed especially. If a person at the same time spends a lot of mental energy at work, manganese is simply vital. It helps to restore cell membranes, remove toxins from the body, without manganese, normal operation of nerve cells is impossible.

How does a person feel when there is a shortage of manganese?

Such a state is not to be envied. Although with the deficiency of manganese, the organism is capable of stopping its excretion, which delays the remnants of this useful trace element, but this process can not last indefinitely. With a pronounced shortage of manganese, a person very quickly gets tired, his head may get sick and dizzy, his legs become weak, muscles are no longer so confident, they need to rest constantly for no apparent reason, which, of course, affects their efficiency. Who will like it if a person in a fairly blooming age is always weak, morose and constantly wants to lie down?

With a shortage of manganese, you can accumulate excess weight, which is difficult to cope with, muscles can ache and refuse to serve. As the body's reaction to a shortage of manganese, allergies to many foods, even dust, can develop, diabetes, which also contributes to excess weight.

If manganese in the body is not enough, joints and muscles can hurt, rheumatism develops, which is characterized by severe pain. In the list of diseases with a shortage of manganese - vitiligo, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, rickets, malfunction of the immune system.

If a manganese deficiency is found in children, then such a child may lag behind in development from his peers, quickly get tired, walk badly, memory and attention will be scattered. In children with a deficiency of manganese in the body, the bone system is poorly developed, muscles can ache even with small physical exertion.

What products interfere with the absorption of manganese

It can be chocolate, cocoa, sweets with cocoa in the composition, chocolate products. The body uses more manganese if a person takes medications to reduce blood pressure, and consumes too much protein and fatty foods.

What threatens an excess of manganese?

If the body has too much manganese, this also has a bad effect on human health. Because of the overabundance of manganese, iron can be poorly absorbed, too much copper accumulates in the body. Such drugs as phosphorus, iron, calcium, slow down the absorption of manganese. Therefore, you need to be very careful with the vitamin-mineral complexes that you take.

Manganese: contraindications for use

With some diseases, it is necessary to limit or exclude drugs with manganese in the composition. These are diseases associated with the work of people in hazardous industries in conditions when manganese accumulates a lot: steelmaking plants, mines, enterprises where people work with fuel oil, electrical engineering, gasoline, oils. Then there may even be poisoning by compounds in which there is an overabundance of manganese.

The use of manganese is undesirable to people who suffer from Parkinson's disease. That is why, before taking manganese, you need to consult with your doctor about its doses.


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