Manganese, Vitamin, Mineral Complex
Manganese and vitamin complex. Each tablet contains:
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 80 mg.
Vitamin D-3 (cholecalciferol) 50 I.U.
Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopheryl succinate) 10 I.U.
Thiamin HCl (vitamin B-1) 5 mg.
Vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine HCl) 10 mg.
Vitamin B-12 (cyanocobalamin) 10 mcg.
Calcium (calcium lactate 175 mg.) 26 mg.
Manganese (manganese sulfate 200 mg.) 73 mg.
Choline Bitartrate 30 mg.
Bioflavonoids 20 mg.
Horsetail 100 mg.
Rose Hips 5 mg.
Green Pea Concentrate 200 mg.
Raw Liver Concentrate 10 mg.
Normal and Abnormal Function of Discs, Ligaments and Tendons
The intervertebral disc is a fibrocartilage layer between two adjacent vertebrae.(1) The disc has a fibrous outside called the annulus fibrosus, enclosing a pulpy interior, the nucleus pulposa. The normal function of a disc is to provide padding between two bony vertebrae. This elastic cushion allows the spine to move in all directions and absorbs the stress of such motion.(2)
However, if a disc degenerates it may slip from between two vertebrae. This bulging, known as herniation, causes the disc to press on nerves along the spinal column causing pain. Pain can also result from the rubbing together of vertebrae no longer separated by the protecting disc.
The degenerative process can affect spinal ligaments too. These cartilage bands normally connect the spinal column to the support of the surrounding muscles. Stretched or flaccid ligaments cause abnormal tension on the muscles, resulting in spasms and pain.
Manganese, Sulfur and Silicon…Essential Nutrition For Intervertebral Discs, Ligaments and Tendons
Manganol is blend of synergistic nutrients designed specifically to supplement deficiencies of manganese and other nutrients in the treatment of back problems. The ingredients in Manganol support discs tendons and ligaments and are essential for skeletal development. They also aid in the production of enzymes involved with muscular contraction and tend to prevent abnormalities of the muscles and nerves, reduce muscular weakness and improve coordination.
The functions of the principal ingredients, manganese, sulfur (as sulfate) and silicon (from the herb Equisitum) are interrelated. Both manganese and sulfur are essential in for mucopolysaccharide synthesis and collagen formation. Sulfate is an essential component of mucopolysaccharides and manganese is a necessary cofactor for the enzyme glycosyltransferase. This enzyme is necessary for the uptake of sulfate for the synthesis of mucopolysaccharides. Mucopolysaccharides commonly found in cartilage and bony tissue include Chondroitin-4-Sulfate, Chondroitin-6-Sulfate, Dermatran-Sulfate and Keratin-Sulfate.
The disc material itself is a network of protein collagen fibrils enmeshed in a mucopolysaccharide gel. Collagen gives support and maintains the shape of intervertebral discs, provides movement in joints and binds muscle cells together. Mucopolysaccharides are a group of jelly-like substances which function as the flexible extracellular cement for all connective tissue.
Loss of sulfate from the disc is accompanied by loss of mucopolysaccharides. This condition occurs with age and is found when degenerated discs are analyzed. A degenerated disc has only one half the sulfate of a normal disc. Manganese deficiency has been associated not only with decreased disc mucopolysaccharides, but also with a lack of tone in ligaments and tendons.
Both the collagen fibrils and the mucopolysaccharide gel of the disc and other cartilage are dependent on silicon. Abnormalities in bone and cartilage have been produced and observed in silicon deficient animals. The herb Equisitum (horsetail rush) has an exceptional content of mineral salts, particularly soluble, organic silica. Silica has a remineralizing action on bone and it improves the resistance of connective tissue.
Manganese is also necessary for normal bone formation and development. Deficiency may be associated with decreased bone density and resistance to fractures. Blood levels of manganese were reported to be significantly lower in a group of women had osteoporosis than in a similar group of women who did not.
Manganese also functions in the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (manganese SOD), which is deficient in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Manganese supplementation has been shown to increase SOD activity.
Synergistic Nutrients Provide Maximum Effect In addition to manganese, sulfur and silica, synergistic nutrients in Manganol include:
Calcium is necessary for bone development and maintenance. Calcium lactate is a form of calcium that is easily absorbed.
Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption from the intestines, calcium resorption from the bone and calcium deposition into bones. It monitors renal excretion of calcium and maintains normal blood levels of this mineral.
Vitamin E is necessary for the structural and functional maintenance of all skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscle.
Vitamin C plays a major role in collagen formation and is of foremost importance in achieving collagen integrity.
Bioflavonoids prevent the breakdown of vitamin C, improve capillary integrity and stabilize the collagen matrix by preventing free radical damage, inhibiting enzymatic breakdown of the collagen matrix and cross linking with collagen fibers to form a more stable collagen matrix.
Vitamin B-1 (Thiamin HCl) is involved in some key metabolic reactions, in nervous tissue, in the heart, in the formation of red blood cells and in the maintenance of smooth and skeletal muscle.
Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine HCl) plays a role in the multiplication of all cells. It is required for proper functioning of more than sixty enzymes and is essential for normal nucleic acid and protein synthesis. A review of studies conducted since 1955, shows a relationship between scoliosis and marginal deficiencies of manganese and vitamin B-6 as well as zinc and copper.
Vitamin B-12 (Cyanocobalomin) plays a role in the activation of amino acids during protein formation. Proper DNA replication is dependent on the function of coenzyme vitamin B-12 as a methyl group carrier.
Choline is essential for the health of the myelin sheaths of the nerves and plays an important role in the transmission of nerve impulses. It also strengthens weak capillary walls and is essential for the health of the liver and kidneys.
Raw Liver Concentrate supports the liver which is responsible for detoxifying the system of bacterial and mineral poisons. It also contains B vitamin, mineral, enzyme and nucleic acid components used by the body on a regular basis.
Green Pea Concentrate is a chelating agent which promotes maximum absorption and utilization of nutrients.
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