- Prevention of cancer
- Essential for healthy immune system
- Increases the ratio of HDL (good) to LDL (bad)
- Prevents cellular damage
- Anti-aging benefits
- Protection against heart disease
- Anti-inflammatory benefits
- Useful in preventing cataracts and macular degeneration
- Selenium is a trace element found in soil, and is required in small amounts to maintain good health. It is essential for many body processes and is present in nearly every cell but especially in the kidneys, liver, spleen, testes, and pancreas.
Selenium acts as an antioxidant against free radicals that damage our DNA. It is often included with Vitamins C and E to help fight against cancer, heart disease and even aging. It has also been used to fight viral infections and may even slow down the progression of AIDS/HIV. Selenium also contributes to good health by promoting normal liver function.
Other benefits of selenium include the protection against heart disease, the protection against toxic minerals, and the neutralization of alcohol, smoke, and fats. It can help to increase male potency and it also involves in the maintenance of hair, skin and eyes. Recent studies show that selenium works helps cells grow and die at normal rates and protecting them from becoming cancerous.
According to the journal of Agriculture Research, studies in mice show that a deficiency in either selenium or vitamin E, both antioxidants, can convert a latent, inactive virus into its active, disease causing form. This may help explain why selenium is effective against cold sores and shingles, which are both caused by reactivation of a dormant herpes virus.
Recommended daily dose: 1 capsule daily (200 mcg)