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What is MnS04?

What is MnS04?


MnS04 is the chemical formula for manganese sulfate. As a chemical compound, manganese sulfate has a pinkish color and is naturally found in some plants and vegetables including whole grains, nuts, and legumes among many others. MnSO4 may also be labelled as MnS04-H20 and referred to as manganese sulfate monohydrate.

The manganese content of MnSO4 is commonly used as a food supplement. Manganese is considered one of many essential elements that the body needs for optimum health and nutrition. Manganese is needed by the body for various processes including food processing and bone formation. People who have a deficiency of this mineral are prescribed with supplements that contain mnS04 or manganese. This mineral is also said to be helpful for patients who are anemic, those who have brittle bones or osteoporosis, and those who are having several symptoms of PMS or premenstrual syndrome. In the case of patients with osteoporosis, MnS04 is typically combined with other minerals and ingredients like glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate. In terms of dosage, people must also ensure that they are taking what is only prescribed by their doctors. Too much of manganese supplementation may also lead to several health problems and side effects.

Other than dietary supplements for humans, MnS04 may also be given to animals particularly cattle and poultry. House pets such as cats and dogs may also be given manganese to boost their health. As with humans, manganese is essential in certain cellular and metabolic processes for animals. Most manganese for animals is given in the form of feeds. MnSO4 is also used as some form of fertilizer for various crops. It is also utilized in seed maintenance and growth. When MnSO4 is part of the seed dressing and soaking process, growing crops is said to be more efficient. There are also other uses of MnS04 and this include in the manufacture of paper, ceramic, and pharmaceutical products and chemical additives.

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Posted by Erwin Z on Aug 31st, 2013 and filed under Chemistry. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response via following comment form or trackback to this entry from your site