What is manganese?
Manganese is the twelve most common elements of the earth's crust and is an essential (vital) trace element for the human organism. Care should be taken to consume the trace element manganese in sufficient form but not in excessive doses. Manganese is contained in all plant and animal tissues. This is where foods of vegetable nature show the largest occurrences. The manganese content in foods of animal origin is relatively low. Only small amounts of manganese are found in meat, fish and milk. If manganese enters the human organism through food, it is absorbed (taken up) through the small intestine. The amount of manganese in the body is about 10 - 40 mg - it is mainly found in the bones, more closely located in the bone marrow. Manganese is also found in the liver, kidneys, hair and sweat. The daily dose prescribed by the EU is 2 mg manganese. A high concentration is found in oysters, kale, garlic, horseradish, whole spelt flour, rye, rice, oat flakes, soybeans, lima beans, hazelnuts, almonds, rose hips and blueberries.
Health Claims Manganese
- Contributes to normal energy metabolism
- Contributes to normal connective tissue formation
- Helps to protect the cells from oxidative stress
- Contributes to the preservation of normal bones