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Manganese Facts

What is Manganese?

Manganese is a mineral that is part of many different enzymes working throughout the body.

Manganese requirements

Daily Reference Intakes for Manganese:
· 2.3 mg/day for healthy Males
· 1.8 mg/day for healthy Females

The Tolerable Upper Intake Level is:
· 11 mg/day for healthy adults

What happens when Manganese intake is too high?

An excessive intake of manganese usually only happens with supplements, it’s hard to consume too much from food.

What happens when Manganese intake is too low?

Manganese deficiencies are not usually seen, but can cause weight loss, nausea and vomiting, poor growth, and abnormal reproduction.

Which foods are high in Manganese?

Whole grain foods are a good source, as well as, wheat germ, pecans, and other nuts, dried legumes, blueberries and pineapple.
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