Below we've broken down the main functions of our Selenium and the benefits it can provide.
The thyroid has the highest amount of selenium per gram compared to other organs. Supplementation has shown a reduction in the risk of autoimmune thyroid disease and plays a key role in the body''s ability to regulate thyroid hormones.
Adequate selenium levels are important for regulating excessive immune responses and chronic inflammation within the body. Research shows it''s protective against certain pathogens and promotes immune enhancing effects.
According to a meta-analysis, higher selenium status has been associated with improved prostate and male reproductive health.
Selenium is incorporated into selenoproteins that have a wide range of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. These can contribute to thyroid function, prostate health, and overall wellness.
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