The Benefits of Manganese

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Today, I want to talk to you about manganese. Manganese is very different from magnesium. We’re going to talk about what manganese is and what might happen if you have a manganese deficiency.

What is manganese? – A trace mineral and a coenzyme. 

If you are deficient in manganese, you may have a problem with bone and connective tissue which equal joints. Let’s say your mother was deficient in manganese when she was carrying you. You could end up with manganese deficiency symptoms like:

• Problems with connective tissue (issues like flat feet)
• Skeletal Deformations
• Muscle Spasms
• Inflammation (manganese is a part of a defense mechanism to protect you against free radicals)
• Build up of ammonia

Foods high in manganese?

• Pecans
• Clove 
• Grains – phytates (phytates inhibit manganese, also grains are not keto-friendly)
• Tea – tannins (tannins block manganese)
• Spinach – oxalates (oxalates bind with manganese)
• Pumpkin seeds
• Kale
• Squash
• Sea kelp

Don’t consume large amounts of trace minerals like manganese for a long period of time. Only take trace minerals in small amounts in a blend of other trace minerals for a short period of time.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.

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