How Is Manganese Work In the body?

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Date: August 19, 2011 01:25 PM
Subject: How Is Manganese Work In the body?

Manganese is a metallic mineral that was found in the 17th century by a German chemist named Johann Glauber, however Johan Gahns wasn’t able to isolate it in a pure form until 1774. It was Gahn’s associate, a Swedish chemist, Carl Scheele, who initially determined that manganese was indeed an element. As a trace mineral element, Manganese, could be found in all forms of life. It is necessary to overall good health and help in the smooth function of the human body and mind.

Overall Physical Health

In the context of physical health, manganese is important to most of the body’s major systems. It helps the digestive system to work in being the main element responsible in the food breakdown process for better and easy digestion before transforming them into a form usable for the body. The main function of this element in the digestive system is to act as a cofactor for most enzymes that are responsible in releasing the energy stored in food. Making it as an accessible form of energy to both body and mind and to help fuel our essential and nonessential functions.

Thiamin and Vitamin B1 requires Manganese to metabolize and the skeletal system is also in need of this mineral to build strong and healthy bones. Without it, the skeleton may be hindered in its development and cause further weaknesses in the bones’ growth. Manganese also supports good muscular reflexes and it also helps the reproductive system to have an essential role in the production of sex hormones and sperm. Manganese is a vital antioxidant working as a controller or stabilizer of free radicals to avoid a great deal of damage within the body.

Other Essential Benefits

Manganese also plays an important role in the proper functioning of our brain. It supports the nerves and also helps memory and emotional stability. Studies have shown a connection of manganese in relations to epilepsy and other seizure disorders and its influence to aid lessen the effects of its severity and activity. This mineral is also going through numerous researches for its potential in the treatment of schizophrenia and other severe mental disorders and also has shown helpfulness in strengthening the immune system of people diagnosed with depression. It also is important in the thyroxin formation, the hormone essential to maintain proper thyroid gland functions. Manganese also has shown helpfulness in strengthening the immune system of people diagnosed with depression. People in these conditions are usually prone to infections. In some cases, it has also shown to have some minimal effect and promoting healthy blood pressure.

Deficiencies in Manganese

Not having enough of this mineral in our body can contribute to convulsions, confusion, tremors, dizziness, paralysis. Deafness and blindness in infants has also been shown to be possible effects of this deficiency. Adult hearing loss, digestive disorders, ataxia, bone malformation, general weakness, infertility, irregular pulse, and pancreatic damage are some of the other symptoms that a person with low levels of Manganese may have.

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