Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for July 08, 2007

Here is a paragraph that suggests that magnesium substitutes for manganese in certain enzyme systems if manganese is deficient. Could this explain why taking magnesium always seems to help my symptoms but not actually solve the problem?

Manganese Deficiency

It is important to emphasize, however, that a manganese deficiency is very rare in humans, and does not usually develop unless manganese is deliberately eliminated from the diet. In addition, it has been suggested that magnesium substitutes for manganese in certain enzyme systems if manganese is deficient, thereby allowing the body to function normally despite the deficiency.

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Entry for July 07, 2007

So this article suggests that manganese plays a role in nerves and collagen. Two factors that I am very, very interested in.

Manganese (Benefits & Deficiency Symptoms)

Manganese, also called the “brain mineral,” is important in the utilization of all mental facilities/functions. Though only found in trace amounts in the body, good health is impossible without it. Manganese increases resistance and recuperative ability and, like iron, aids in oxygen transfer from lungs to cells.

Manganese strengthens tendons, tissues, ligaments and linings in the outside of organs. “If the human body is well supplied with it (Manganese), various tissues, cells and nerves become more ductile, tensile and elastic.” (The Chemistry of Man by Bernard Jensen)

Manganese makes up part of a molecule known as mucopolysaccharides, which are used to form collagen, the strong fibrous connective material that builds tissue, bone and cartilage. This mesh of collagen is the framework on which calcium, magnesium and other bone-hardening minerals are deposited.

Manganese has a positive effect on the libido by increasing energy levels and the brain’s ability to receive and send messages. Manganese also helps the reproductive organs to work properly because of its effect on tissues and nerves. Production of sex hormones is aided by Manganese. Manganese can help reduce menstrual cramps and PMS. Manganese is stored half in the bones and the remainder in the liver, pancreas, pituitary gland and kidneys.

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Entry for July 07, 2007

Very interesting link between iron and manganese. This article suggests that taking manganese will increase your iron level but if you look at the mineral ratios, the suggestion is that it will lower it.

Iron & Manganese: Both elements share left-right-sided cell receptors and are considered essential to human health. As is the case with all other associated mineral pairs, the absorption of iron (Fe) is dependent on manganese (Mn), however with manganese being frequently lower than iron, and since iron can provoke a number of problems when supplemented (constipation, gastric upset), the addition of manganese, when low also, is vitally important. This not only prevents further ratio conflicts between the two, but also substantially reduces the amount of iron needed when manganese is supplemented at the same time.

While some sources claim that manganese lowers iron levels, this is mostly a theoretical consideration that would only happen under unusual circumstances. In actual clinical settings, I have not seen a single incidence of a patient’s iron (ferritin) levels decline as a result of taking manganese, even when doses as high as 150mg per day were supplemented on an ongoing basis. In fact, most minor iron-deficiency situations can be dealt with by using manganese alone – without any iron – which reduces any possible
adverse effects that can be part of routine iron supplementation.

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Entry for July 06, 2007


Last week I was thinking about the mineral ratios between calcium, magnesium, iron and phosphorus. I couldn’t figure out why taking calcium makes the vibration worse and the magnesium helped my overall symptoms. I assumed the extra calcium was effecting the ratio of magnesium. Looking at the mineral ratio chart again, calcium and phosphorus can both effect the ratio of manganese. I’ve taken manganese here and there before and I thought it affected my level of magnesium. Knowing what I know now, I’m not so sure. The mineral ratios suggest that it can also effect phosphorus.

I’ve been taking the Bone meal now every morning for a couple of days and although I don’t have any negative side effects, it doesn’t seem to have an effect on the vibration. The interesting thing is I did get that funny weird feeling in my head yesterday and I thought it was odd because I just started taking the Bone Meal. If I was low in phosphorus and was now taking 500 mg extra a day, why did I get that weird feeling? It’s really hard to describe other than that it feels like I have an extremely low level of something but I just can’t figure out what it is and there are no other symptoms when it happens.

Could it be manganese? It has to be something in that important ratio of calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, phosphorus and manganese. I’ve really exausted my research on all of them except maybe one… Manganese!

Manganese might be a really good idea since I’ve started the Bone Meal. And it helps with the high level of copper too. Anytime I’ve tried it in the past, it’s been in a very standard dosage as directed. This time, I’ll try as much as 75 mg a day.

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