Selenium -100 tablets

What is Selenium? What is it's benefits?

Selenium is a mineral found in the soil. Selenium naturally appears in water and some foods. While people only need a very small amount, selenium plays a key role in the metabolism. The body needs only a specific amount of selenium. Too little or too much can cause problems. Selenium is used by the body to make certain antioxidants, which help fight free-radical damage to the cells. However, high selenium levels can actually have the opposite effect, encouraging free-radical damage.

  • Selenium also plays a role in the regulation of thyroid hormones and may help to regulate the immune system.
  • Selenium has attracted attention because of its antioxidant properties. Antioxidants protect cells from damage.
  • There is some evidence that selenium supplements may reduce the odds of prostate cancer.
  • Some health conditions -- such as HIV, Crohn's disease, and others -- are associated with low selenium levels.
  • People who are fed intravenously are also at risk for low selenium.

Doctors sometimes suggest that people with these conditions use selenium supplements.

What are the risks of taking selenium?

  • Side effects - Taken at normal doses, selenium does not usually have side effects. An overdose of selenium may cause bad breath, fever, nausea, and liver, kidney and heart problems. At high enough levels, selenium could cause death.
  • Interactions - Selenium may also interact with other medicines and supplements, such as antacids, chemotherapy drugs, corticosteroids, niacin, cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, and birth control pills.
  • Skin cancer - Selenium supplements are associated with a risk of skin cancer (squamous cell carcinoma), so people at high risk of skin cancer should not take these supplements.
  • Diabetes - One study found that people who took 200 micrograms a day of selenium were 50% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.


National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicines (NCCAM)

National Institute of Health (NIH)

CDC; Medline Plus; Wikipedia

Please Note!:

  • The above statements are solely for the purpose of providing extra information about this product and in no way should be considered as medical advice.

  • You should not decide to consume this supplement based solely on what you have read here and customers who fail to seek counsel from appropriate health professionals assume risk of any potential ill effects.

  • These statements or this product  have not  been evaluated by The Food And Drug Administration (FDA) and are NOT intended to analyze, diagnose, heal, cure, treat or prevent any disease.

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