A - Z of Vitamins & Supplements

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Selenium Supplement

Selenium is a mineral that plays a role in many bodily functions. Selenium helps the immune system work properly, as well as in reproduction. It also helps prevent damage to cells and tissues. Too much selenium causes selenosis, a condition that, in its mildest form, can lead to loss of hair, skin and nails.

Good sources of Selenium are some fish, meat, brown rice, Brazil nuts and eggs. You should be able to get all the selenium you need by eating a varied and balanced diet.

Selenium  - Supplement for Dementia: 100 milligrams once a day.

Selenium – Supplement for Macular Degeneration: People who have higher levels of antioxidants in their blood tend to have lower incidents of eye damage. Take 30 milligrams daily.

Selenium - Supplement for  Myopathy: Take Selenium in supplemental form daily. Selenium deficiency is common for many patients with cardiomyopathy. Take a tablet of 55 micrograms once a day.

Selenium - Supplement for  Stroke:  Take 200 mcg daily. Vitamin E works better when Selenium is taken as well.

Selenium - Supplement for Thyroid Disorders: Selenium is an important natural remedy if you suffer from hypothyroidism – a deficiency of thyroid hormone.  Your body needs selenium in order to convert the T4 thyroid hormone into the active T3 form.
Health Warning: If you are selenium deficient, talk to your doctor about how you can include more selenium in your diet in order to improve thyroid function.

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