Manganese is a vital nutritional element, especially for the activation of enzymes. This essential micromineral is necessary throughout the body, from protein metabolism to brain function. High levels of manganese are found in the pancreas, pituitary glands and kidneys. In the body, Manganese promotes proper utilization of glucose, helps to improve memory and to reduce nervous irritability, as well as normal pancreas function and development. Manganese chelate provides better absorption (60% to 70%), bioavailability and tolerance than manganese salts.