What is food mineral?

Minerals are inorganic elements that originate in the earth and cannot be made in the body. They play important roles in various bodily functions and are necessary to sustain life and maintain optimal health, and thus are essential nutrients.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The importance of manganese in immune system

Manganese is an important component of enzymes that metabolizes carbohydrates, fats and proteins.

Experiments have yielded evidence suggesting that manganese deficiencies may also affect the immune system. The deficiencies of manganese have been found to suppress the production of antibodies.

Antibody response and the activity of macrophages, granulocytes, and phagocytes – cells that protect the body from bacteria and other foreign invaders – are all stimulated by manganese.

Manganese-activated enzymes are vitamin C lieutenants in fighting toxic invaders and abnormal cells.

Histamine is released by manganese-stimulated calcium.

The best sources of manganese are green leafy vegetables, nuts and grains, bran, peas, garbanzo beans, soybeans, oranges, grapefruit, apricot and fresh wheat germ. Pineapple is the fruit highest in manganese.
The importance of manganese in immune system

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