Manganese is an essential mineral involved in processing cholesterol, carbohydrates, and protein, among other functions. It may also be involved in bone formation. Manganese is often used for weak bones (osteoporosis), a type of “tired blood” (anemia), and symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
Plant Sources: Nuts, legumes, seeds, tea, whole grains, and leafy green vegetables.
« Manganese is sometimes included with chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine hydrochloride in multi-ingredient products promoted for osteoarthritis.