What is manganese ?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by jacqui_k, Jun 19, 2003.

  1. jacqui_k

    jacqui_k New Member

    I take a supplement of calcium citrate (600mg),magnesium (300mg),zinc (15mg) and manganese (5mg).
    I know what all the others are, but have no idea what manganese is, can anyone help me?

    Jacqui

    P.S. I take 2 tablets a day , so it would be twice the amounts I mentioned above.
  2. jacqui_k

    jacqui_k New Member

  3. reva727

    reva727 New Member

    Manganese is a mineral just like calcium, magnesium, zinc and so forth. It just has other uses. It's supposed to important for normal functioning of the brain and also needed for normal bone structure among other things. The intake should be 2 to 5 milligrams a day. Over 10mg can be toxic. Hope this helps.
  4. jacqui_k

    jacqui_k New Member

    Reva thanks for the info .
    Jacqui