Selenium, Selenium

Selenium is a mineral with a high antioxidant power, helping to prevent diseases such as cancer and strengthening the immune system, in addition to protecting the body against cardiovascular diseases, such as atherosclerosis.

  • Origin: Plant Based, Animal Product
  • Source: Eggs, Meat, Fish, Beans, Oatmeal, Brazil Nuts, Sunflower Seeds
  • Type: Mineral
  • Age Range: Adults, Seniors
  • Toxicity: May be toxic in high doses
  • Outcomes: Immunity, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Immune Booster, Sperm Quality, Pregnancy

What are Selenium benefits?

Selenium is considered to be one of the essential minerals for the development and maintenance of the human body since the body incorporates selenium into special types of proteins called ‘selenoproteins’. Selenoproteins are needed for important functions in the body, such as the production of thyroid hormones. Remember that selenium is found in certain animal and plant foods, including meats, grains, Brazil nuts, fish, and eggs. In addition, selenium has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and according to research, may have a number of health benefits, such as improved immune system, prevention of mental decline, protection against heart disease, reduced risk of certain types of cancer, reduced symptoms of asthma, and also in reducing symptoms related to certain health conditions such as autoimmune thyroid disease.

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Immunity Selenium and Immunity

The immune system is made up of cells, tissues and organs that act in the organism's defense against the harmful effects of external microorganisms. The supplements indicated for immunity act as strengthening agents of this system, increasing the antibodies production and, consequently, its defense activity.
  • Immune Booster

    The immune system is responsible for defense against infectious agents, and is composed of leukocytes, macrophages, and lymphocytes. When immunity levels are low, the body is more likely to become infected with viruses, bacteria, and others. People who are easily infected can have low immunity for various reasons, such as family history diseases, poor diet, or absorption difficulties in some body function. Maintaining the intake of substances that strengthen immunity is to prevent diseases and prepare the body for any possible infection. To do this, it is important to turn your attention to what is ingested, exercise habits, and supplementation.

Men's Health Selenium and Men's Health

A man's health is the result of various habits throughout his life, such as diet, exercise, vaccinations, routine exams, and family history. Male health has biological differences from female health, such as: hormone levels, sexual life and libido, and the cognitive system. Keeping your body healthy requires discipline and attention to monitoring, because these differences require specific care and solutions for a balanced body. Nutraceuticals can help all areas of man's health to function in harmony, from the extraction of vitamins, minerals, and other substances from nature's plants, fruits, and herbs, they boost the good performance of every part of the body.

  • Sperm Quality

    The quality of the sperm is directly related to the strength that the sperm possesses. This property of the male gamete is influenced by diet and can change with nutritional levels.Male infertility is - for the most part - caused by problems in the concentration, strength of movement, and structure of the sperm. There are several vitamins that help the quality of the sperm and thus increase the chances of fecundation; due to the difficulty of ingesting all of them daily, supplementation is a good option.

Women's Health Selenium and Women's Health

The female body has specific physiological processes involving sex hormones, health of the ovaries, uterus and vagina, menstrual cycle, pregnancy and lactation and menopause. The compounds indicated for women's health assist in the synthesis and secretion of these hormones, in premenstrual and menopausal symptoms and in the protection of female sexual organs.
  • Pregnancy

    During pregnancy, it is natural for the baby to feed on whatever is ingested by the mother, so the mother's diet should be multivitamin for her body and that of the child. A varied and healthy diet should provide the nutrients necessary for good health, however, supplementation compensates for possible deficiencies and boosts the levels of certain substances in the ever-changing body.

Table of negative interactions

Alendronate, Cinoxacin, Ciprofloxacin, Deferiprone, Delafloxacin, Dimercaprol, Eltrombopag, Enoxacin, Etidronate, Gatifloxacin, Gemifloxacin, Grepafloxacin, Ibandronate, Levofloxacin, Lomefloxacin, Moxifloxacin, Norfloxacin, Ofloxacin, Patiromer, Penicillamine, Risedronate, Sparfloxacin, Tiludronate, Trientine, Trovafloxacin
Brazilian Nuts, Eggs, Mustard, Pork

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