Daily Manganese Requirement
Manganese Requirement for the United States
For the United States, the following values have been issued as daily manganese intake recommendations 2.
|Gender and Age Group||Amount in mg|
|≥ 19 years||2.3|
|≥ 19 years||1.8|
|Pregnant ≥ 19 years||2.0|
|Breastfeeding ≥ 19 years||2.6|
|Children / Adolescents|
|0 to 6 months||0.003*|
|7 to 12 months||0.6|
|1 to 3 years||1.2|
|4 to 8 years||1.5|
|Boys 9 to 13 years||1.9|
|Girls 9 to 13 years||1.6|
|Boys 14 to 18 years||2.2|
|Girls 14 to 18 years||1.6|
|Pregnant, 14 to 18 years||2.0|
|Breastfeeding, 14 to 18 years||2.6|
*For babies from birth to 6 months old, the AI (Adequate Intake) for manganese is determined based on average manganese intake levels of infants who are primarily breastfed.
Trained Athletes have a Higher Demand for Manganese
According to studies, the loss of manganese through sweat is significant 3. Furthermore, other studies have shown that the loss of manganese through feces, urine, and sweat in trained women during muscle training is higher than in untrained women 4. You can view foods high in manganese here.