Manganese is a free element found in nature often in iron or other mineral compounds.
These natural compounds are found in low levels in foods such as green vegetables,
tea and cereals and are often referred to as trace minerals. It is necessary for
a healthy immune system and supports the production of mucopolysaccharides, critical
for maintaining healthy joints.
It is believed that manganese enhances the effectiveness of both glucosamine and
chondroitin sulfates and synthesizes the production of healthy cartilage.