Importance of Selenium on human Body ( Real Fact of Selenium )

What is this "miracle mineral" and why is it so important for us?

Selenium is an important trace mineral (an antioxidant mineral) and is part of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase, which is involved in protecting the body tissues against free-radical damage.

  • Seleniumal regulates the production of prostaglandins.
  • It is is a vital antioxidant, especially when combined with vitamin E.
  • Without antioxidants, many of us would be prey to numerous infections and possibly even cancer.
  • Although our bodies produce their own antioxidants, we also need to boost our defences by eating foods that contain them, such as garlic
  • Anti-oxidants protect us against free radicals, chemicals which are formed in the body as part of its metabollism.
Why this trace mineral is considered to be a "miracle mineral".
  • A deficiency can effect the operation of the "boss" of all glands namely the thyroid.
  •  And why is this important? Because active thyroid hormone directly stimulates the production of CD4 cells in the blood, boosting immunity and health.
  • Every cell in the body contains this mineral as a critical part of its anti-oxidant, cleaning , detoxifying system.
  • It can help intercept and extinguish rampaging cell mutations that can lead to cancer.
  • There is a strong belief that HIV causes AIDS by draining this miracle out of the body.
  • Having sufficient levels can help prevent many viral infections from taking hold in the first place.
  • Without this mineral (found in many foods including avocado pears) normal growth and fertility would not occur, the liver will not function properly and important hormone production would not take place.
  • Its presence in the body is essential for healthy hair and skin and it is also needed to maintain normal eyesight.
Some of the ways a deficiency in this mineral can effect us:
  • There is some evidence to suggest that low levels of zinc and selenium tend to occur with Alzheimer's patients.
  • A lack of this trace mineral is associated with an increased risk of certain cancers which is heightened when there is also a low intake of vitamin E
  • A little of this "stuff" goes a long way and is believed to be especially beneficial to asthma sufferers.
  • This trace mineral is needed for pancreatic function
  • When combined with Vitamin E and zinc, it may also provide relief from an enlarged prostate
  • Supplementation has been found to protect the liver in people with alcoholic cirrhosis
  • It has shown promise in the treatment of arthritis and high blood pressure.
Foods high in the "Miracle Mineral".

You don't really need to take supplementary pills to get enough of the compound.
Each of the following foods can easily add up to a good-mood dose.
  • Brazil nuts (the only truly concentrated natural source)
  • puffed wheat
  • tuna
  • sunflower seeds
  • cooked oysters
  • chicken livers,
  • wheat flour
  • clams
  • avocado pears
  • eggs
  • butter
  • citrus fruit
  • shellfish especially lobster that is the richest in selenium
  • brewers yeast
  • broccolli
  • chicken
  • garlic
  • onions
  • asparagus
  • Herbs that contain this "miracle mineral".
  • alfalfa
  • burdock root
  • catnip
  • cayenne
  • chamomile
  • chickweed
  • eyebright
  • fennel seed
  • garlic
  • ginseng
  • hops
  • lemon grass
  • milk thistle
  • parsley
  • peppermint
  • sarsaparilla
  • yarrow
  • yellow dock 
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