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Selenium: Selenium is an essential trace mineral that is vital to the function of some antioxidants to protect against damage to the body's cells. It is also important for healthy hormone production and immune and cardiovascular systems. Selenium is available in supplements and naturally in seafood, meats, kidney and liver.
Adequate amounts of Selenium are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:
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Excessive intake of Selenium may involve the following risks:
Selenium: An essential dietary mineral.
Source: National Institute of Health
Selenium: A nonmetallic chemical element found in trace amounts in human body. Selenium is biologically active in the form of selenocompounds, mostly selenoproteins such as glutathione peroxidase and thioredoxin reductase (enzymes responsible for detoxification). Alone or in combination with Vitamin E, selenocompounds act as antioxidants, scavenging free radicals, which may contribute to the development of premature aging and chromosomal mutations associated with tumorigenesis. In a chemopreventive capacity, selenocompounds block the induction of protein kinase C. Selenium also prevents blood clots by inhibiting platelet aggregation and may augment immune system functions. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database
Selenium : element with the atomic symbol Se, atomic number 34; an essential micronutrient for mammals and other animals but toxic in large amounts; protects intracellular structures against oxidative damage.
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