Published on October 28, 2021. Last Updated on January 14, 2022.
What is Manganese: Manganese is an important trace mineral used for bone development, calcium absorption, healthy skin, and blood sugar regulation. It is essential for the normal development of our bodies. Manganese also helps activate SOD (superoxide dismutase), an important antioxidant enzyme that can possibly aid hair growth. Now researchers are finding that manganese for hair may have benefits for hair health.
On a cellular level, manganese is found concentrated within the mitochondria of cells. The mitochondria are known as the “powerhouse” of cells – where cellular energy production takes place. Therefore manganese is critical in healing wounds, building new proteins, cells, and the body’s conversion of carbohydrates and amino acids into usable energy.
The body stores up to approximately 20 mg of manganese in the kidneys, liver, pancreas, and bones – but the body cannot produce manganese. Therefore, it is recommended to add manganese as part of your natural diet or supplementation.
What’s Manganese Good For?
As mentioned by WebMD, manganese is an essential nutrient involved in many chemical processes within the body, including cholesterol, carbohydrates, and protein processing. These chemical processes help maximize the energy received from food.
Manganese also supports healthy liver function.
More so, manganese has been used as a medicine to treat weak and brittle bones (osteoporosis), osteoarthritis, as well as other conditions.
Manganese is also required for the healthy and normal functioning of the brain, nervous system, and enzyme systems. These systems include hormone regulation, which can affect hair growth, as well as blood sugar levels.
Does Manganese Affect Hair?
Although there has not been extensive research, recent studies show that manganese may have potential benefits for hair health and hair growth due to its role in thyroid regulation and other enzyme systems within the body.
More so, as stated in this 2010 study, symptoms associated with manganese deficiency include “slow growth of fingernails and hair.” Due to this finding, it is crucial to have enough manganese in your body to sustain a standard rate of hair growth and hair health.
Finally, due to manganese’s role in helping the body break down and convert food into energy and nutrients, manganese is also vital for hair health. Essentially, manganese helps break down foods to help supply nutrients and vitamins to the hair follicles, stimulating hair growth.
Does Manganese Affect Hair Growth?
Besides manganese’s critical role in thyroid regulation which may affect hair health, manganese can also possibly aid hair growth due to its essential function in collagen production.
Collagen is an essential protein that improves the elasticity of the skin and strengthens the hair and nails. It is also important to note that collagen production is connected with age: once the body hits 25, we begin to produce less and less collagen.
Due to manganese’s connection with collagen production, manganese can possibly aid hair health and hair growth.
Manganese, Collagen & Healthy Joints
More so, the collagen produced by manganese also helps the body create and maintain lean muscle mass and keep joints, bones, ligaments, and other connective tissues strong.
Specifically, manganese helps aid collagen production by stimulating the production of the enzyme prolidase, which is used to create collagen for connective tissues.
What Happens if You Have Too Little Manganese?
Manganese deficiency is uncommon, but it can result in poor bone health, joint pain, fertility issues, and an increased risk of seizures.
Generally, too little manganese in the body results in impaired cognitive functioning and a lack of energy.
Foods High in Manganese
As stated, having the minimum daily value of manganese as part of your diet or supplementation is critical for bodily functions. Foods high in manganese include:
- Organ Meats
- Egg Yolks
- Leafy Green Vegetables
- Mustard Greens
- Turnip Greens
- Dandelion Greens
- Wheat Germ
- Sweet Potatoes
- Brown Rice
- Lima Beans
It is important to note that some whole foods, such as soy products, legumes, grains, and certain nuts that are not activated, can actually inhibit manganese absorption due to their high phytic acid content.
Manganese & Superoxide Dismutase (SOD)
Manganese is also a part of the antioxidant enzyme SOD (superoxide dismutase) – one of the most important antioxidants in the body.
As stated in a 2008 study published in the International Journal of Biomedical Science, “oxidative stress plays a major part in the development of chronic and degenerative ailments such as cancer, arthritis, aging, autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases.”
Manganese, Antioxidants, & Preventing Aging or Thinning Hair
Antioxidants such as SOD help protect the body against free radicals, which are molecules that can damage the cells in the body. More so, antioxidants help prevent the breakdown of cells that is part of aging.
Without enough manganese in your body, you will not be able to protect hair cells from oxidation, which can cause significant hair growth issues such as aging, brittleness, hair density, hair thickness, hair loss, and more.
Other Important Facts Regarding Manganese for Hair Health
Manganese also helps the body absorb and use several essential vitamins, such as choline, thiamine, vitamin C, and vitamin E. These vitamins, particularly vitamin C and E, are major contributors to regular hormone regulation and hair health and hair growth.
Manganese & The Thyroid for Hair Growth
Manganese also plays a vital role in the production of thyroxine, a critical hormone essential to the normal function of the thyroid gland.
Proper functioning of the thyroid gland is also associated with healthy hair health and hair growth. Due to this relationship between manganese and the thyroid gland, it is possible that having sufficient manganese intake can help normalize hair growth on the scalp.
As mentioned by the British Thyroid Foundation, “severe and prolonged hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can cause loss of hair. The loss is diffuse and involves the entire scalp rather than discrete areas. The hair appears uniformly sparse. Regrowth is usual with successful treatment of the thyroid disorder, though it will take several months and may be incomplete.”
Improper Thyroid Functioning can lead to:
- Dry skin
- Brittle hair
Thus, it is possible that improper functioning of the thyroid due to insufficient minerals such as manganese can contribute to hair loss or hair thinning.
More so, due to manganese’s natural and powerful antioxidants, manganese can help protect the body from free radicals to stop thinning hair and other hair loss problems associated with aging.
What are the Side Effects of Manganese?
Those who have long-term liver disease may have trouble getting rid of manganese, and it can potentially build-up, causing shaking, mental problems such as psychosis, and other side effects. Therefore if you have liver disease, it is important not to consume too much manganese.
If you have iron-deficiency anemia, you are also more likely to absorb more manganese than others. If you have this condition, do not take too much manganese.
Manganese Possible Interactions
Manganese can interact with antibiotics (tetracyclines). Taking manganese with antibiotics can decrease the amount of antibiotics absorbed by the body. To avoid this interaction, take manganese 2 hours before or 4 hours after taking antibiotics.
Recommended Daily Dosage of Manganese
The recommended DV for manganese is 2.3 mg.
As mentioned by WebMD, when taken by mouth, manganese is LIKELY SAFE for most adults in amounts up to 11 mg per day.
For adolescents aged 19 or younger, taking 9 mg of manganese per day or less is recommended.
Yet, it is crucial to mention that people who have trouble getting rid of manganese from the body, such as those with liver disease, may experience side effects when taking even less than 11 mg of manganese per day.
Maximum Daily Dosage of Manganese
Taking more than 11 mg of manganese is POSSIBLY UNSAFE for most adults.
Manganese Safety Profile
The EWG states that manganese scores a 7 on its safety level score, which puts it at risk for neurotoxicity, persistence, bioaccumulation, and non-reproductive organ system toxicity if consumed or exposed to higher than recommended dosages.
Note that this is due to the fact that high concentrations of manganese, inhaled, are potentially dangerous. If you are using manganese supplementation via oral take or dietary supplements, manganese is safe as long as you take it within the recommended dosages mentioned previously.
Manganese is rated as having no cancer risks, little developmental and reproductive toxicity, and no allergies and immunotoxicity.
Harness The Manganese-Infused Power of Dr.UGro All-Natural GASHEE Oral Hair Supplements
Manganese and a range of other minerals essential to hair growth are among the many powerful, all-natural, and plant-based ingredients found in Dr.UGro Gashee Oral Hair Supplements.
Due to manganese’s complex interactions with other minerals essential to hair growth, Gashee Oral Supplements have been carefully formulated with the most effective dosage of manganese and other minerals and ingredients to help maximize manganese’s effects on your hair growth and health.
To help increase the feel and appearance of hair density, thickness, and volume, or to help regrow hair loss or aid hair growth, take 4 capsules a day.
VIDEO: Manganese Infused UGro Gashee: Before & After Results Case, Hair Health Improvement
For years, this now satisfied GASHEE user had struggled with hair loss. Specifically, due to a combination of hair weathering from age and family history, as well as hair loss from hair extensions, this user had reached out to Dr. U and came in for a consultation because she had tried many different products, prescribed and over-the-counter, with little to no success.
As shown in this before and after video, this now satisfied GASHEE user had come a long way from having thinning hair and bald patches of hair on the rear end of her scalp to having fuller, healthier-looking hair, all with a natural glow and sheen that now shows how happy and healthy her hair is!
But with all amazing journeys and transformations, it all had to start from somewhere:
The Problem That Had to Be Addressed
From years of worsening hair loss, and gradual hair thinning, the GASHEE user had suffered from symptoms of hair loss which range from:
- Hair falling out
- Hair thinning
- Growing bald patches
- Chunks of hair falling out in the shower
- Chunks of hair falling out when combing
Fortunately, after trying hair growth products that did not work, Bernadette followed the recommendation of Dr.U and began to try Dr.UGro Gashee’s natural hair care products – with excellent results.
Manganese Infused UGro Gashee: Before & After Pictures – Hair Health Improvement Results
Dr. UGro Gashee all-natural hair growth results: before and after several months of consistent usage.
Note the improved fullness, length, texture, sheen, and shine of her overall hair health.
The Results Were Thrilling!
After several months of using GASHEE Natural Hair Health Oral Supplements, this satisfied GASHEE user was able to grow back her hair and now reports that she is “so thrilled” to “have seen results” for her hair, shown further in detail below. More so, she says that she has “tried other [hair growth products],” but Dr.UGro Gashee Products were the only ones that “worked” for her.
A Blessing To Be Able to Enjoy Her Natural, God-Given Hair Again
In her own words, looking at her before and after pictures before and after using GASHEE products, the results are “kinda pretty crazy,” almost “unbelievable!”
From previously having bald spots and patches on her hair, her hair and scalp are now completely filled, with thicker, more voluminous hair all throughout. Her hair had “filled out” a whole lot more, and it shows.
All in all, Bernadette was wholly “elated” that she was able to enjoy her “natural, God-given hair,” filling in her hair with the natural thickness she had before.
“Dr.UGro GASHEE Products work great and smell great, and has given me complete satisfaction.
I am able to enjoy my natural, God-Given Hair again.
I am completely elated and a happy, satisfied customer!”
What Can Manganese-Infused Dr.UGro GASHEE Do For You?
Today, this happy and satisfied GASHEE user still continues to use the GASHEE Oral Supplements and Topical Lotion in conjunction to help maintain and optimize her hair health. If you are currently suffering from some of the same symptoms that this GASHEE user dealt with, including hair loss, thinning hair, bald patches, declining hair health, or if you are looking to help maintain the natural beauty of your hair, try Dr.UGRO GASHEE Natural Hair Products now to better hair health and natural beauty.
Related Articles on Hair Loss & Hair Health Recommendations
For additional information regarding hair loss and hair health improvement related, recommended ingredients that you may find useful, check out the articles below.
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- The Healthy Patch. 2021. The little known mineral that improves fertility, enhances energy & keeps your skin & hair strong – The Healthy Patch. [online] Available at: <https://thehealthypatch.com.au/the-little-known-mineral-that-improves-fertility-enhances-energy-keeps-your-skin-hair-strong/> [Accessed 28 October 2021].
- British Thyroid Foundation. 2021. Hair loss and thyroid disorders. [online] Available at: <https://www.btf-thyroid.org/hair-loss-and-thyroid-disorders#:~:text=Severe%20and%20prolonged%20hypothyroidism%20and,months%20and%20may%20be%20incomplete.> [Accessed 28 October 2021].
- EWG. 2021. EWG Skin Deep® | What is MANGANESE. [online] Available at: <https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredients/703736-MANGANESE-MANGANESE-MANGANESE-MANGANESE-MANGANESE-MANGANESE-MANGANESE-MANGANESE-MANGANESE-MANGANESE-MANGANESE-MANGANESE-MANGANESE-MANGANESE/> [Accessed 28 October 2021].