Manganese: a mineral for balanced health

Manganese is an essential mineral for our body. It is needed in small doses to form bones and to convert the food we eat into energy. Since it cannot be made by the body, it is important to get it from our diet. Manganese is required to form several antioxidant enzymes, which help prevent free radicals acting that damage cells.

Sources include
  • bread
  • Cereals
  • Green Vegetables (such as peas and runner beans)
  • Nuts
  • Tea

It is important to have a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

Health benefits of Manganese

Health benefits

Why is Manganese important?
- Contributes to the normal formation of connective tissue
- Supports the maintenance of normal bones
- Helps the protection of cells from oxidative stress

Wow! Manganese and Healthy Ageing
Since the need for Manganese remains unchanged throughout our lives, a varied and balanced diet is sufficient in order to ensure the correct intake of this mineral.

Source: European Food Safety Association
Ahmed T, Clin Interv Aging. 2010;5:207-16.