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Manganese

Functions

  1. Produces manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD), which ...
    1. protects mitochondrial components from superoxide liberated as a normal byproduct of respiration.
    2. the cell's primary defense against free-radical damage.

Testing:

Supplementation:

  1. James South recommends 5 to 20mg daily for joint problems
  2. Raffelock recommends 5 to 15 mg [check!] per day.
  3. My doctor cautions don't take it unless you really need it; it's an oxidant

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Last updated 2 March 2002