Douglas Laboratories® offers a manganese trace mineral supplement providing 8 mg per vegetarian capsule.
Each serving contains:
Manganese - 8 mg
(from Manganese aspartate and manganese citrate)
Other ingredients: Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (capsule) and microcrystalline cellulose
As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 capsule daily or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Manganese is an essential trace element for growth, reproduction, bone, cartilage, and glucose tolerance. Manganese activates several metalloenzymes, including hydrolases, kinases, decarboxylases and transferases.
Manganese is also the essential cofactor of the mitochondrial form of the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD). SOD is a key antioxidant enzyme that destroys harmful superoxide anions that are generated during normal energy metabolism or come from environmental pollution. Mitochondrial SOD activity is dependent on sufficient dietary intake of manganese.