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SELENIUM


THE BREAKDOWN
  • Protects cells
  • Produces hormones
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Strengthen cardiovascular systems


IN THE BODY
Inorganic Selenium is not absorbed as much as natural forms of the mineral are.


WITHDRAWALS
A lack of Selenium may lead to heart disease, cancer, arthritis, birth defects and cataracts.


NATURAL FORMS
Natural forms of Selenium can be found in meats from animal organs and seafood.


DAILY DOSE
  • Women 55 mcg
  • Men 70 mcg
  • During pregnancy 65 mcg
  • During lactation 75 mcg


OVER DOSAGE
Too much Selenium can result in hair loss, problems with your nails, yuck mouth, nervous disorders and tiredness.


AGENTS
The presence of Vitamin E helps Selenium do its job.


SUPPLEMENTS
To prevent cancer, cataracts and heart disease, supplements containing Selenium can be used. It is also used with people experiencing problems with asthma and rheumatoid arthritis.



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