Ionic Selenium Benefits & Deficiency Symptoms
Selenium is an essential trace mineral that works with Vitamin E in metabolic functions. Selenium is also very important to the pituitary gland for normal operation. Selenium promotes normal body growth, enhances fertility and encourages tissue elasticity. Selenium is a potent antioxidant that naturally reduces the retention of toxic metals in the body. Selenium is crucial for the proper functioning of the heart muscle and there is evidence that Selenium can help the body fight cancer.
The people of Norfolk, England, are said to be among some of the longest-lived people. Scientists believe it is due to high concentrations of Selenium in their soil. A low level of Selenium in the soil has been associated with higher cancer rates. Selenium is stored in muscle and other tissues, as well as in the liver and kidneys.
Some Symptoms of Selenium Deficiency:
Age/liver spots, Alzheimer’s, anemia, cancer, cardiomyopathy, cirrhosis of the liver, Cystic Fibrosis, fatigue, fibromyalgia, heart disease, heart palpitation, HIV (AIDS), Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), hot flashes, immune deficiencies, infertility, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, muscular weakness, pancreatic atrophy, pancreatitis, Parkinson’s Disease, premature aging, scoliosis, and sickle-cell anemia.
Some Symptoms of Selenium Excess (Toxicity):
Selenium excess (toxicity) hinders performance of certain enzymes, can cause hair loss, fever, dermatitis, paralysis, muscular problems, heart problems, increased tooth decay, skin inflammation, nausea, fatigue, and liver and kidney impairment.
Selenium benefits and/or deficiency symptoms are generic for the mineral. No product claims are being made or implied.