The most beneficial use of Selenium in the human body is an antioxidant.
Selenium may promote ‘life extension’ due to its biological function and therapeutic effects with its ability to increase the activity of Telomerase and Glutathione Peroxidase.
Selenium is important for sexual health, by regulating prostaglandin synthesis and synergises sex hormones. Improves male infertility and defective sperm, may prevent miscarriage, prostate enlargem, nt and fibrocystic breast disease.
Selenium preserves tissue elasticity by maintaining healthy cellular membranes, may have an anti-tumorigenic effect, a detoxifier of chemicals and promotes antibody production.
Selenium is highly concentrated in the pancreas, pituitary gland and the liver.
Selenium content in foods varies widely across the geographical regions because of the different selenium availability in the soils where the food is grown.
Aging, cancer, AIDS, cardiovascular diseases, arthrosclerosis, angina, hypertension, heart attack, blood clotting, anemia, cardiomyopathy, stroke, preeclampsia, hypothyroidism, goiter, graves disease, thyroiditis, neonatal jaundice, liver damage, cirrhosis, hepatitis, cadmium poisoning, alcoholism, pancreatitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, cystic fibrosis, down’s syndrome, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, muscle pain, muscle weakness, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, diabetes, retinal capillary damage in diabetics, diabetic neuropathy, kidney stones, age related macular degeneration (ARMD), myopia (short sightedness), glaucoma, dry eyes, fatigue, aggressiveness, confusion, anxiety, depression, Alzheimer’s, sleep apnea, Huntington’s disease, radiation therapy,
asthma, male infertility, defective sperm, enlarged prostate, miscarriage, fibrocystic breast disease, skin health – acne, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, healthy hair – brittle hair, edema, lymphedema.
Antagonists: Anabolic steroids, mercury diuretics, chemotherapeutics, radiation treatment, milling grains reduce content by 40 – 50%, arsenic, cadmium, mercury, silver, tobacco, alcohol.