Manganese is an important element for human health
Manganese (Mn) plays an important role in a number of physiologic processes as a constituent of multiple enzymes and an activator of other enzymes. Manganese as the core of superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) is the principal antioxidant enzyme in the mitochondria. It is the preferred cofactor of enzymes called glycosyltransferases; these enzymes are required for the synthesis of proteoglycans that are needed for the formation of healthy cartilage and bone. Manganese is required for collagen formation and glycosaminoglycan synthesis as well.1
Based on the findings of physiology role and clinical studies EFSA approved that Manganese contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, normal formation of connective tissue and protection of cells from oxidative stress.