Manganese is a trace mineral, discovered by the Swedish chemist Johan Gottlieb Gahn. Though our bodies only need it in small quantity, it’s greatly important for bone, connective tissue, tendon, and even brain health1.* It’s also valued for its antioxidant properties2.*

According to a women’s study, when taken with boron and Vitamin D, Manganese works synergistically to support bone mass3.* Evidence demonstrates the positive effect of manganese when combined with glucosamine on cartilage and joint normal structure and function4.*

  1. Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to manganese and protection of DNA, proteins and lipids from oxidative damage (ID 309), maintenance of bone (ID 310), energy-yielding metabolism (ID 311), and cognitive function (ID 340) pu. EFSA J. 2009. doi:10.2903/j.efsa.2009.1217
  2. Coassin M, Ursini F, Bindoli A. Arch Biochem Biophys. 1992;299(2). doi:10.1016/0003-9861(92)90282-2
  3. Benevolenskaia LI, Toroptsova N V, Nikitinskaia OA, et al. Ter Arkh. 2004;76(11):88-93.
  4. Leffler CT, Philippi AF, Leffler SG, Mosure JC, Kim PD. Mil Med. 1999;164(2):85-91.


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