13 Selenium - Elemental Component

13 Selenium - Elemental Component

Selenium is found in the organism - in fact it is considered to be one of the micronutrients which are necessary in trace amounts for the proper functioning of the body. It is an essential mineral that may support the immune system, fertility, and cognitive function. 

[ Selenium ]

d e f i n i t i o n :

It is one of the microelements essential for the proper functioning of the organism and influences many processes. The largest quantities of selenium are found in muscles 💪, liver, kidneys, pituitary gland, and thyroid gland.

Selenium has a synergistic effect with vitamin E and therefore accelerates cell regeneration processes and delays aging 👵. It also protects the body from heavy metal poisoning (mercury, cadmium or lead).

SOURCES OF SELENIUM: OFFAL - especially KIDNEYS - as well as MARINE PRODUCTS such as SHELLFISH 🍤 and FISH 🐟. The amount of selenium in MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS 🥛 depends on its content in the feed consumed by the animals. Of vegetable products, GARLIC 🧄, DRY PULSES AND MUSHROOMS contain the most selenium. Their selenium content depends on their content in the soil. BRAZIL NUTS 🥜, SUNFLOWER SEEDS 🌻, PINTO BEANS, HALIBUT, SARDINES, BEEF (GRASS-FED) 🥩🍔, SALMON, EGGS 🥚, BUCKWHEAT 🌾.


🔷 Antioxidant

🔷 Contributes to correct spermatogenesis, influences male fertility

🔷 Helps to maintain healthy hair 💇‍♀️ and nails 💅

🔷 Helps in correct functioning of the immune system and thyroid gland

🔷 Reduces the risk of certain cancers & cardiovascular disease

🔷 Reduces asthma symptoms

🔷 Improves circulation

🔷 Prevents loss of memory, e.g. in Alzheimer's disease

🔷 Anti-aging effect 👵

P R E C A U T I O N S :

⚠ Excess selenium can contribute to pro-cancerous processes, so it is important to select supplementation for the individual. Recent observations of mutations of the BRCA1 gene, responsible for increasing the risk of breast/ovarian cancer, show elevated selenium levels in the blood of such individuals, which may preclude selenium supplementation.

⚠ Too much selenium in the blood can cause a condition called selenosis. Selenosis can lead to hair loss, nail problems, nausea, irritability, fatigue and mild nerve damage.


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