Manganese helps the body form connective tissue, bones, blood clotting factors, and sex hormones. Essential for fat and carbohydrate metabolism, calcium absorption, and blood sugar regulation. Often overlooked as is a micronutrient and may be indicated in female infertility.
Is needed for normal brain and nerve function. When missing may be a contributor to Parkinson’s disease.
Found in a multitude of foods esp green vegetables, brown rice, coconuts, almonds, and hazelnuts, since they maximize the absorption of this important mineral.