It is an antioxidant nutrient important in the blood breakdown of amino acids and the production of energy. It is necessary for the metabolism of vitamin B1 and vitamin E. Manganese also activates various enzymes which are important for proper digestion and utilization of foods and is a catalyst in the breakdown of fats and cholesterol. It is necessary for normal skeletal development and maintains sex hormone production.
Good sources of Manganese are:
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Deficiency of Manganese may cause:
loss of hearing
blindness and deafness in infants
For further information on nutrients RDA see our complete list for recommended dietary allowance.
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