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Manganese - Serum

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Manganese is a mineral used by the body to form connective tissue, produce sex hormones, blood clotting factors and aid wound healing. Manganese is also essential for the absorption of calcium and glucose regulation. Although necessary in the body in small amounts, chronic exposure to manganese can cause damage to the central nervous system. Rich sources of manganese include whole grains, nuts, leafy vegetables.

What might a low result mean?

Low levels of manganese could be caused by low levels of manganese in your diet. Those who have epilepsy and osteoporosis may also have low manganese levels.

What might a high result mean?

High levels of manganese are often due to prolonged exposure when working with or around manganese. Too much manganese in the body can cause respiratory problems and sexual dysfunction as well as affecting motor function.