Managing Your Intake of Manganese

Manganese, a trace mineral that your body uses in many enzyme systems, is found widely in nature, but occurs only in trace amounts in your tissues. Your body contains a total of 15-20 milligrams of manganese, most of which is located in your bones, with the remainder found in your kidneys, liver, pancreas, pituitary glands, […]

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Making Sense of Minerals

Dietary minerals are chemical elements required by living organisms, other than the four elements carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen that are present in almost all organic molecules. Many elements are essential in relative large quantities: you need to consume 200 milligrams or more of them each day. These “bulk minerals” or macro-minerals in order of […]