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Selenium Mineral has Powerful Health Implications

To learn about selenium is to love selenium. It is the only mineral that qualifies for a Food and Drug Administration approved qualified health claim for general cancer reduction incidence. This is huge. It is also a mineral that is deficient in the soil in many parts of the world and if it is not in the soil,then it can’t be in your food! Furthermore, low levels of selenium can lead to fatigue, mental fogginess and infertility.

Your body desperately needs selenium, so my patients will take it as a stand alone nutrient or as part of a solid multivitamin. How badly does the body want selenium? Well it is needed for some 50 to 100 different proteins in your body! Selenium is needed for a healthy heart, thyroid and prostate and helps protect the entire body as an antioxidant.

Selenium levels in the United Kingdom have fallen from 60 to 34 micrograms per day. The European recommended daily intake (RDI) is 65 micrograms. The recommended EC Tolerable Upper Intake Level for selenium is 300 micrograms per day.

Bottomline: Selenium is an under appreciated and rarely discussed trace mineral. It only take microgram dosages to get the job done. Remembering that 1000 mcg = 1 milligram. So, a common daily dose of 100 to 200 mcg per day, is more than enough to get the job done. Yet, to fall short, is to literally leave ones body unnecessarily open to potential health consequences. A good multivitamin usually delivers what it takes for the average person to hedge against falling short.

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