Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Tremors Due to Manganese - Side Effects of Calcium Supplements

Some people have developed tremors due to high levels of the element manganese in their bodies.
People who have suffered side effects such as this one usually get manganese from supplements or from their work environment. For example, fumes welders inhale sometimes contain this element.

That is not to say that all dietary supplements will have high levels of this particular element, or contribute to an excess of it in your body. However, it does not hurt to speak with your doctor before you start taking a particular brand of supplements. Likewise, if you notice that your behavior or aspects of your physical health change after you make an alteration to your diet, you should consult with a physician.

Manganese chip
Manganese chip-via Wikimedia, CCA 3.0
Many women and men take calcium supplements in order to help their bones and teeth healthy. If you want strong bones, this is not the only way to get them. You may be one of the persons who prefer to adjust your intake of fruit and vegetables in such a way that you get all of the calcium you need from what you eat daily.

This is one way to avoid trace metals such as manganese. In very small quantities, manganese actually helps the body. It plays a vital role in several important reactions and without it the body cannot function well. However people have been found to develop psychiatric issues and have other problems involving their nervous system when taking an excess of it.

You can avoid manganese in supplements by sticking to food sources that contain calcium. Green and leafy vegetables such as callaloo are good sources of calcium.Callaloo can be eaten steamed, added to soup or used as a stuffing with Jamaican style roasted fish.

Calcium is also found in oranges and lots of other fruits. Enriched orange juice can be an additional source of calcium. Researchers have stated that the calcium in enriched orange juice is in a form that makes it easier for it to be utilized inside the body. This type is known as calcium citrate malate.

Calcium citrate malate has been shown to impede the loss of calcium from the spine. If you are a man or woman who is concerned about preventing osteoporosis, it would be helpful for you to have this type of orange juice if you are a regular juice drinker. If you want to reduce your risk of developing tremors, this is one way to cut down on supplements that contain manganese but still get calcium in your diet.
Source: Essential tremor

 I previously published this article on FullofKnowledge.com

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