What is Manganese?
What Role Does it Play in The Body?
In addition, manganese activates the enzymes known as glycolsyltranserferases and xylosyltransferases, which are important in the formation of bone. It has also been theorized that manganese is involved in the production of the thyroid hormone known as thyroxine and in maintaining the health of nerve tissue.
Should I Avoid Manganese if Lyme Thrives Off of it?
Symptoms of Manganese Deficiency
Manganese deficiency is very rare in humans, and does not usually develop unless manganese is deliberately eliminated from the diet or where Lyme is present.
Amazingly, the most depleted minerals in our Lyme patients are often copper, magnesium, manganese (in Lyme) and iron (in Babesiosis). Dr. Klinghardt - interview with Dr. Mercola - August 4, 2009
How Much Should I Take?
Infants: not established (no supplemental manganese should be given)
1-3 years: 2 milligrams
4-8 years: 3 milligrams
9-13 years: 6 milligrams
14-18 years, including pregnant and lactating women: 9 milligrams
Greater than 19 years, including pregnant and lactating women: 11 milligrams