Manganese supplements to prevent growth problems
For patients who are unable to get enough manganese in their regular diet manganese supplements may be necessary. The body needs manganese for normal growth and health. Manganese helps your body break down fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. It does so as part of several enzymes.
Manganese deficiency is not common in humans. Lack of manganese in animals has been found to cause improper formation of bone and cartilage, may decrease the body's ability to use sugar properly, and may cause growth problems.
For good health, it is important that you eat a balanced and varied diet. Follow carefully any diet program your health care
professional may recommend. For your specific dietary vitamin and/or mineral needs, ask your health care professional for a list of appropriate foods. If you think that you are not getting enough vitamins and/or minerals in your diet, you may choose to take a manganese supplements. Manganese is found in whole grains, cereal products, lettuce, dry beans, and peas.
The daily amount of manganese needed is defined in several different ways.
The following daily intakes are thought to be plenty for most individuals:
- Birth to 3 years of age: 0.3 to 1.5 milligrams (mg)
- 4 to 6 years of age: 1.5 to 2 mg
- 7 to 10 years of age: 2 to 3 mg
- Adolescents and adults—2 to 5 mg
If you are taking this dietary supplement without a prescription, carefully read and follow any precautions on the label. For
manganese supplements, the following should be considered:
Allergies : Tell your health care professional if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to manganese.
Also tell your health care professional if you are allergic to any other substances, such as foods, preservatives, or dyes.
Pregnancy : It is especially important that you are receiving enough vitamins and minerals when you become pregnant and that you continue to receive the right amount of vitamins and minerals throughout your pregnancy. The healthy growth and development of the fetus depend on a steady supply of nutrients from the mother. However, taking large amounts of a dietary supplement in pregnancy may be harmful to the mother and/or fetus and should be avoided.
Breast-feeding : It is important that you receive the right amounts of vitamins and minerals so that your baby will also get the vitamins and minerals needed to grow properly. However, taking large amounts of a dietary supplement while
breast-feeding may be harmful to the mother and/or baby and should be avoided.
Children :Problems in children have not been reported with intake of normal daily recommended amounts.
Older adults : Problems in older adults have not been reported with intake of normal daily recommended amounts of
The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of manganese supplements. Make sure you tell your health care
professional if you have any other medical problems, especially biliary disease or liver disease. Taking manganese
supplements may cause high blood levels of manganese and dosage of manganese may have to be changed.
If you miss taking manganese supplements for one or more days there is no cause for concern, since it takes some time for
your body to become seriously low in manganese.
No side effects or toxic effects have been reported for manganese supplements. However, check with your health care
professional if you notice any unusual effects while you are taking it.
The efficacy of manganese supplements can be increased several fold by the correct and synergistic combination with other
ingredients. The result is much more efficient than the sum of individual nutrients.
Our personal suggestion of a highly potent supplement combining manganese supplements with other ingredients
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