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Manganese Deficiency and Hearing Loss

MANGANESE (Gluconate) Antioxidant

Manganese plays a role in glucose metabolism. It is the principal antioxidant enzyme in the mitochondria, known as ‘cellular power plants’, that supply cellular energy, signaling, cellular differentiation, growth and cycles. Be- cause mitochondria utilize over 90% of the oxygen used by cells, they are particularly vulnerable to oxidative stress.

Symptoms and side-effects of manganese deficiency are:

  • Infertility
  • Impaired glucose metabolism
  • Diseases of the skeletal structure, and impaired growth
  • Pancreatic dysfunction
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Reduced protein metabolism
  • Reduced immune function
  • Ataxia
  • Selenium deficiency
  • Depressed activity of mammary glands in nursing mothers
  • Mitochondrial abnormalities
  • Fainting
  • Hearing loss
  • Weak tendons and ligaments
  • Possible cause of diabetes. Medical studies indicate that manganese de ciency impairs glucose metabolism and reduced insulin production.