How it helps
■ Helps keep bones and connective tissues strong and healthy.
■ Helps the immune and nervous system.
■ It is needed for the formation of cartilage and synovial fluid
in the joints.
Where manganese can be found
Avocados, nuts and seeds, whole grains, blueberries, egg yolks, legumes, dried peas, pineapples and green leafy vegetables.
What are the signs of deficiency?
Confusion, eye problems, hearing problems, irritability and memory loss.
Manganese works well with B-complex vitamins to give a feeling of well being. It is believed to aid in the production of breast milk.