Selenium is an essential trace mineral; this means our body must get this mineral in the food we eat. Although we only need small amounts of selenium, it has several important functions in our body. Good to know, that the daily intake of selenium in Europe does not reach the recommended levels.
Selenium may hold the key to staying disease-free as it helps to keep the immune system working optimally! Furthermore, Selenium is an important part of the antioxidant enzyme as it helps to fight free radicals that cause damage to healthy tissue.
In adults, the thyroid is the organ with the highest amount of selenium per gram of tissue and it is required there for the antioxidant function and for the metabolism of thyroid hormones.
Following beneficial effects are claimed by the “European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)”:
Selenium contributes to:
- normal spermatogenesis
- the maintenance of normal hair
- the maintenance of normal nails
normal function of immune system
- normal thyroid function
- the protection of cells from oxidative stress
As Selenium is essential for our overall health, we have included this mineral in our Multivitamin & Minerals Plus tablets.