Manganese and Healthy Nutrition
Manganese supports the body’s energy production, metabolism, collagen production, and reproductive health, among other vital functions.
Manganese is needed only in trace amounts, but an estimated third of North Americans don’t get enough in their diets because manganese is lost when food is processed. A large proportion of the manganese in food is lost in processing. Whole grains, for instance, are foods high in manganese, but refined grains or flour which are much more widely consumed, provide only half the amount.
Manganese is an essential nutrient in many ways. Its key role is in the activation of enzymes that are needed for the digestion and utilization of foods and nutrients. It also plays a role in reproduction and bone growth. It is sometimes called the ‘brain’ mineral, as it is important to mental function.
Jost Chemical manufactures several manganese products, including high purity manganese, for dietary supplementation, including:
- Manganese sulfate (including encapsulated manganese sulfate)
- Manganese gluconate
- Manganese lactate
- Manganese citrate
- Manganese ascorbate
See a full list of Jost Manganese product offerings here.
Jost Chemical Products — Manganese
|Salt||Solubility %1||Metal Content %||Taste|
|Manganese Sulfate Monohydrate||50||31.8–33.2||Mild|
|Manganese Gluconate Dihydrate||17||11.0–11.9||Mild|
|Manganese Lactate Dihydrate||10||20.0–20.8||Mild|
|Manganese Citrate Decahydrate||<1||22.0–23.9||Neutral|
|Manganese Ascorbate Dihydrate||Insoluble||12.5–14.0||Very bitter|
Read more about how Jost Chemical’s mineral salts, such as copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, and zinc, support healthy living—in this white paper: The Importance of Minerals in the Long Term Health of Humans.