Manganese

what it does:

enzyme activation, reproduction and growth, sex hormone production, nerve function, tissue respiration, vitamins B1 and E utilisation, metabolism of fat and sugar

bodily parts affected:

bones, tissues, brain, pituitary gland, liver, kidneys, mammary glands, muscles, nerves

deficiency symptoms:

ataxia (muscle co-ordination failure), dizziness, middle ear imbalances, loss of hearing, disc and cartilage problems, glucose intolerance, growth retardation, lack of fertility, reduced brain function

antagonists:

excessive calcium, phosphorus or iron, choline deficiency, insecticides

food sources:

brewer’s yeast, seeds, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, parsley, bananas, pineapple, egg yolks, peas, beans, pulses, liver, nuts

Health information is not a substitute for good diagnosis,
and a doctor should be consulted when illness is present