It is a trace mineral
Deficiency is very common.
Very important mineral for our immune system.
People who live in selenium deficiency belts have higher risk of cancer.
It is a co-enzyme for Glutathione s Transferase which detoxifies heavy metals, drugs, pesticides, carcinogens, in the phase 2 liver detoxification pathway
Selenium is also necessary for Reduction of Oxidized Glutathione (GSSG) to its reduced (GSH). This helps GSH to recycle itself.
Has a strong affinity for mercury (helps in mercury chelation). Mercury can be a problem from vaccinations, dental amalgams, sea water pollution and its presence in the food chain (fish).
Selenium is an Antioxidant mineral.
Selenium has been proven to be involved in Cardiac health and
thyroid Hormone activity.
50% increase in Selenium levels is associated with 25% decrease in heart disease.
Selenium deficiency is also linked to cardiomyopathy, for ex; Keshan syndrome.
Selenium is necessary for the conversion of T4 to T3 (thyroid hormone).
T3 is the active hormone inadequate conversion of T4 to T3 results in hypothyroidism.
Supplementation – 200 to 400 mcg / day
Selenomethione has better bioviability
Prepared by Datuk Dr SelvamRengasamy M.B.B.S (Madras), F.R.C.O.G (London) Consultant, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, President, SAHAMM (Society for Advanced of Hormones & Healthy Aging Medicine, M’sia) Fellow ACNEM, IHS & A4RM Board Certified