Selenium is a trace mineral derived from soil and found in foods. Selenium is an essential micronutrient and is included in enzymes (Selenoproteins) in the body, which regulate immunity, redox state, and inflammation.
Acts as an antioxidant and defends against oxidative stress
May help defend against cancer
Can help boost immunity against viruses
Improves blood flow and may lower risk for heart disease
Helps regulate thyroid function
May help increase cognitive health into older age
Helps reduce asthma symptoms
Can help boost fertility
Amongst its key roles, Selenium has been indicated to protect the thyroid gland from oxidative stress and is necessary for thyroid hormone production. Selenium plays a key role in the health of your immune system. This antioxidant helps lower oxidative stress in your body, which reduces inflammation and enhances immunity. Selenium is required to sustain proper health in both animals and humans due to its linkage with various biological functions in the immune system. Nature has made it impossible for us to obtain sufficient Selenium from the diet since some regions across the globe have been designated as Selenium deficient. Selenium deficiency is associated with a compromised immune system and increased susceptibility to various diseases. Numerous studies have shown a deficiency in Selenium appears to result in immunosuppression, whereas supplementation with low doses of Selenium appears to result in augmentation and/or restoration of immunologic functions (1). According to studies, consuming foods with selenium — such as Brazil nuts, eggs, liver, tuna, cod and sunflower seeds — and/or taking a daily selenium supplement can have positive antiviral effects, support fertility and reproduction, and may even reduce the risk of some types of cancer, autoimmune diseases and thyroid disorders.
Products with Selenium (Selenomethionine)
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The only product in our range that is not TGA approved is the Ultra Nature Propolis and Manuka Honey Oral Spray.
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1. Kiremidjian-Schumacher, L, and G Stotzky. “Selenium and immune responses.” Environmental research vol. 42,2 (1987): 277-303. doi:10.1016/s0013-9351(87)80194-9