Selenium became one of the most exciting nutrients in the 70’s and 80’s when it switched from being classified solely as toxic to regarded as an essential mineral needed in small amounts daily. Selenium’s principle function is to inhibit the oxidation of fats as a component of the enzyme GLUTATHIONE PEROXIDASE. It is a vital antioxidant, especially when it is combined with vitamin E.
Many roles of selenium are:
Unless your healthcare provider prescribes it DO NOT take more than 400mg daily.
One ounce of brazil nuts can contain as much as 544 micrograms of selenium. If you supplement selenium daily, DO NOT consume Brazil Nuts.
Depending soil where food is raised, the levels of selenium may vary
**Note: this post is not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any illnesses. It is for informational purposes only. Always read and follow the labels when taking supplements and always consult a healthcare professional.
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