Antioxidant. Inhibits oxidative stress and fights free radicals that causes damages to cells throughout the body.
Thyroid function. Selenium acts as a catalyst for production of thyroid hormones that are involved in numerous vital functions in the body, including metabolism, growth, nerve and muscle function, reproduction, regulation of body temperature and blood cell production.
Detoxification. Removes heavy metals (plumbum, mercury) from the body, reduces toxicity of some chemical drugs required for treatment of oncological diseases.
Food with Selenium
mg / 100g
Selenium deficiency symptoms
- hair loss
- skin and fingernail discoloration
- low Immunity
- constant tiredness and fatigue
- inability to concentrate
- slow wound healing
Recommended Dietary Allowances:
Infants (0 to 12 Months): 15 – 20 mcg/day
Children (1 to 13 Years): 20 – 40 mcg/day
Adolescents (14 to 18 Years): 55 mcg/day
Adults (19 and older): 55 mcg/day
Lactating Women: 70 mcg/day
Pregnant Women: 60 mcg/day