Iron, Manganese and Low Stomach Acid

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by woofmom, May 30, 2008.

  1. woofmom

    woofmom New Member

    Stomach acid levels interact synergistically with iron and manganese, whereby the absorption of both minerals is enhanced by higher HCI acid levels, and likewise, an increase in iron or manganese will generally result in raised stomach acid levels. Since calcium and magnesium have the opposite effect on stomach acid levels, their interaction with iron and manganese have a major impact on medical conditions that are associated with raised or lowered stomach acid levels......As in the case with all other associated mineral pairs, the absorption of iron is dependent upon manganese, however with manganese frequently being lower than iron, and since iron can provoke a number of problems when supplemented (gastric upset, constipation), the addition of manganese, when low also, is vitally important.
    [This Message was Edited on 05/31/2008]