Selenium is an essential trace mineral that works with Vitamin E in metabolic functions. It promotes normal body growth, enhances fertility, encourages tissue elasticity and is a potent antioxidant that naturally reduces the retention of toxic metals in the body. Selenium is crucial for the proper functioning of the heart muscle and there is evidence that it can help the body fight cancer. The people of Norfolk, England, are said to be among some of the longest-lived. Scientists believe it is due to high concentrations of selenium in the soil. A low level of selenium in soil has long been associated with higher cancer rates. Selenium is stored in muscle and other tissues, as well as in the liver and kidneys.*
Some symptoms of a selenium deficiency:
Age/liver spots, Immune deficiencies, Alzheimerís, Infertility, Anemia, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Cancer, Muscular Dystrophy (MD), Cardiomyopathy, Muscular weakness, Cirrhisis of the liver, Pancreatic atrophy ,Cystic Fibrosis, Pancreatitis, Fatigue, Parkinsonís Disease, Fibromyalgia, Premature aging, Heart disease, Scoliosis, Heart palpitations, Sickle cell anemia, HIV (AIDS), Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Hot flashes, Some symptoms of excess (toxicity); hinders performance of certain enzymes, can cause hair loss, fever, dermatitis, paralysis, muscular problems, heart problems, increased tooth decay, skin inflammation, nausea, fatigue, liver and kidney impairment.*
Natural sources: organ meats (liver, kidney), seafood, whole grains, and many natural foods.*
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.