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Facts About Selenium provides information and resources to learn the benefits, food sources, deficiency-toxicity symptoms, and supplement recommendations.

Facts About Selenium

Benefits And Uses For Selenium:

Selenium compliments Vitamin E as an antioxidant to detoxify the body and enhance the immune system.  It may also be used for blood clotting and in the regulation of cholesterol.  Used to treat some heart diseases, eliminate some muscle pain, anemia and some growth problems.  It may be useful to prevent heart disease and some cancers.  If you want more detail, here are some recent popular books full of facts about selenium.

Deficiency Symptoms Of Selenium:

Muscle pain, arthritis, high blood pressure, reduced sexual potency, cataracts, premature aging, heart dysfunction, anemia, cancer, infection.

Toxicity (Overdose) Symptoms Of Selenium:

The amino acid form is safe up to 1,000 mcg for adults.  The salt form of Selenium (sodium salenate) is toxic at relatively low doses, and has been used by disreputable vitamin companies.  Symptoms include hair loss, abnormal nails, weariness and garlic breath (without eating garlic). 

Foods High In Selenium:

Beef, beef liver, beef kidney, poultry, fish, milk, nuts, cereals, wheat, eggs, yeast, brown rice, garlic.

Supplements Of Selenium:

Avoid supplements that use Sodium Salenate. The recommended 50-100 mcg is usually obtained from a balanced diet.  Good natural multi-vitamin/mineral supplements include enough Selenium to overcome a deficiency in the diet.  Here are some of the top-selling sources of selenium supplements.      

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