Twinlab - Manganese 10 mg. - 100 Capsules
Twinlab Chelated Manganese Caps are easier to swallow and assimilate. Well tolerated by most highly allergic individuals. No tablet binders, coatings or colorings. Free of most common allergens such as corn, soy, yeast, barley, wheat, lactose (milk sugar) and all milk, citrus, fish and egg products.
Manganese is needed for healthy skin, bone, and cartilage formation, as well as glucose tolerance. It also helps activate superoxide dismutase (SOD) -- an important antioxidant enzyme. One hard gelatin capsule supplies 400 mg of elemental magnesium (from magnesium oxide & magnesium aspartate).
Manganese is a trace mineral that is present in very small amounts in the body. About 20 milligrams of manganese is found mostly in bones, the liver, kidneys, and pancreas. Manganese aids in the formation of connective tissue, bones, blood-clotting factors, and sex hormones, and plays a role in fat and carbohydrate metabolism, calcium absorption, and blood sugar regulation. Manganese is also necessary for normal brain and nerve function.
Manganese is a component of the antioxidant enzyme manganese superoxide dismutase (Mn-SOD). Antioxidants scavenge damaging particles in the body known as free radicals. These particles occur naturally in the body but can damage cell membranes, interact with genetic material, and possibly contribute to the aging process as well as the development of a number of health conditions. Antioxidants, such as Mn-SOD, can help neutralize free radicals and reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause. Damage due to oxidation in the body includes damage to blood vessels (leading to atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries), increased cholesterol levels, and damage to cells that leads to diseases, including cancer and heart disease.
Low levels of manganese in the body can contribute to infertility, bone malformation, weakness, and seizures. Manganese deficiencies are considered rare, however, since it is relatively easy to obtain adequate amounts of manganese through the diet. Interestingly, though, some experts estimate that as many as 37% of Americans do not get the recommended dietary intake (RDI) of manganese in their diet. This may be due to the fact that whole grains are a major source of dietary manganese, and many Americans consume refined grains (such as white breads and pastas) more often than whole grains. Refined grains only provide half the amount of manganese as whole grains.
However, too much manganese in the diet could lead to increased manganese in the body tissues. Manganese can cause oxidation at high levels in the brain. Abnormal concentrations of manganese in the brain, especially in the basal ganglia, are associated with neurological disorders similar to Parkinson's disease.
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This is Twinlab's mission for everything that has their name on it: vitamins, minerals, sports nutrition products, special formulas and amino acids. Twinlab's herbs are sold under the Nature's Herbs brand, and their herbal teas under the Alvita brand, but the commitment and standards are the same.
Twinlab's leadership is reflected in the firsts they have brought to the market:
- The first complete line of amino acids
- The first complete line of fish and marine oils
- The most advanced and complete array of antioxidants
- All-capsule vitamin and mineral line well tolerated by allergic individuals
But Twinlab is not only motivated to be first, they are driven to be best. Twinlab insists on their own manufacturing (trust can't be transferred), which takes place in their state-of-the-art facility in American Fork, Utah.
All told, Twinlab produces more than 500 different products. Why so many? Because everyone has their own needs, yet everyone has the same goal: to live healthier, to achieve wellness, to derive the maximum quality of life each and every day. To the extent Twinlab helps you achieve this, they consider it a privilege.