Hemp Guidebook: Manganese

Today on the Hemp Guidebook we’re going to be looking at Manganese. Not to be confused with magnesium. As all minerals are, Manganese is vital for a healthy life.

Manganese can be found in a wide variety of foods.

Many of these overlap with foods that are good for Iron, Magnesium, and other minerals. This means that you can take out two birds, or even three with one healthy meal!

Like our other compounds, vitamins, minerals, etc, you can find Manganese within the Hemp Plant!

When formulated into a truly Full Spectrum product, you will have access to this vital mineral. I want to take a look at manganese because of this, and see how it works and what it can do for you!

Alright, let’s take a look!


What is Manganese?

Manganese is an organic compound that you can find within every human body. In order to live a healthy life, you will need to make certain that you have the proper levels of this mineral, or else you can run the risk for illness!

Deficiencies and over-consumption can lead to all sorts of nasty issues such as bone de-mineralisation and weak growth.

Magnesium is involved in modulation of your cholesterol, glucose, carbohydrate metabolism, amino acid modulation, and bone formation. Without it you can suffer in any of these areas which would cause great damage to the energy production and maintenance of your body! Not to mention lowered bone formation efficiency would result in all sorts of issues.

In combination with vitamin K, Manganese becomes essential for blood clotting and hemostasis.

You can find Manganese in nuts, such as almonds and pecans. Beans, such as lima and pinto; oatmeal and bran cereals; whole wheat bread, brown rice, leafy green vegetables, fruits like pineapple, and of course, Dark Chocolate.


How much is Healthy?

According to the information provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Adequate Intakes for Manganese in humans depends largely on age and gender.

For the beginning of life, up to 6 months of age, they recommend that .003mg of manganese be consumed daily. This number increases to .6mg for those between 7-12 months. From here, it gets pretty broad.

Men and Women under the ages of 50 need around 1.2-2.3mg of Manganese daily. Over 50 this number changes to 2.3mg for men and 1.8mg for women.

Manganese Deficiency

Unlike our other minerals and vitamins in the Hemp Guidebook, deficiency for manganese is actually pretty rare. That said, the results can be a bit upsetting.

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Issues such as skin rashes, hair de-pigmentation, altered mood and increased pre-menstrual pain for women are common side effects.

Children can experience these but also impairment of growth as well as bone de-mineralization which leaves bones weak.

Combatting Manganese Deficiency can be done by increasing the intake of medicinal supplements which can be prescribed by Physicians. Other than this, increasing intake of Manganese rich food such as oysters, brown rice, kidney beans, blueberries, sesame seeds, and lentils can help.



So this is actually pretty interesting. Those who would suffer from too much Manganese generally don’t see this happen from food or supplements.

No, those who suffer from over-consumption are those who work in welding, mining, or anywhere that you would regularly breath in manganese dust!

Wild right?

Drinking water with high manganese levels can also cause this to occur. Air Filtration and proper distillation of water can be of great benefit to those suffering, or even those who aren’t!

Manganese Toxicity primarily affects the central nervous system of humans which can lead to neuromotor impairments, or impairments of your motor skills such as walking.

While it is an essential mineral, taking in too much can damage the body.

The Conclusion

Generally people will consume enough manganese in their daily diet to be sufficient, but if you think you’re suffering from a deficiency or over-consumption you will want to check with a medical professional such as a Physician.

If you want to get more Magnesium into your diet, i would suggest taking a look at Hemp Extract in addition to eating mineral-rich foods. In particular, Enlita Farms has an excellent product that is sure to be to your liking.

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Thanks so much for reading. If you want to get in touch with me, email me at Luke@calledwellness.com.

As always, you are CALLED to WELLNESS! Accept nothing less, my friends.

-Luke Schlag, Calledwellness.com