Name (common): Selenium

 

General description:

Selenium is an essential trace mineral.  The amount of selenium in food is greatly dependent upon the selenium content of the soil it’s grown in, therefore meat and seafood sources are often more consistent.  The best food sources of selenium include brewer’s yeast, wheatgerm, meats, fish and seafood, brazil nuts and garlic.

 

Functions and general science:

Selenium acts as an antioxidant and is required for health and wellbeing. Selenium is often found to be low in people who suffer from a range of more serious conditions. It is rapidly absorbed and it’s metabolism in the body is complex.

 

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Disclaimer:

The information provided in reference to this ingredient is general in nature and provided as information only. Any product specific therapeutic claims for this ingredient are linked to specific dosage requirements based on evidence of traditional or scientific nature.