Manganese trace minerals benefits the body because it is a muscle builder, bone hardener and a ligament strengthener; its need is indicated by collagen disorders, and general pituitary support. (IFNH) Manganese is an essential trace mineral and was found to be present at the level of 29.9 ppm in the stony coral samples tested; it is usually found in the adult body at the level of 10-20 mg, most of which is in the bone, liver, kidneys, heart, pituitary gland, pancreas, spleen and intestines. (Halstead, Lepore)

Dr. Bernard Jensen calls manganese the “love” trace minerals because it has definite benefits that impact upon a person’s mental activities. Signs of manganese deficiency are vindictiveness, meanness, irascibility and sadism; laboratory animals’ deficiencies lead to skeletal defects, such as shortening and thickening of the bone, skull deformities and joint swelling. (Bergner) Excessive intakes of manganese from oral ingestion are rare. Symptoms of overdose include: lethargy; involuntary movements; changes in muscle tone; impairment of voluntary movement; postural changes; coma.

The Chemistry of Man, Bernard Jensen, pages 234-245.
The Clinical Reference Guide, International Foundation for Nutrition and Health.
The Dictionary of Minerals, Leonard Mervyn, pages 119-121.
Fossil Stony Coral Minerals, Bruce W. Halstead, 73-74.
The Healing Power of Minerals, Paul Bergner, pages 152-155,
The Ultimate Healing System, Donald Lepore, pages 66-67.

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