5 Great Health Benefits of SELENIUM





Domonique D. Hargrove B,A., M.S., NCEP Certified, Founder and President of “Slight Edge Performance Program”LLC

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Selenium is an essential mineral, meaning it must be obtained through your diet. Selenium is only needed in small amounts but plays a major role in important processes in your body, including your metabolism and thyroid function.

Your body relies on selenium, an important mineral, for many of its basic functions, from reproduction to fighting infection.

You can find the essential mineral Selenium in foods like it in garlic, broccoli, sardines, tuna, brazil nuts and barley, among other foods.

Selenium plays an important role in the health of your immune system. This antioxidant helps lower oxidative stress in your body, which reduces inflammation and enhances immunity. Studies have demonstrated that increased blood levels of selenium are associated with enhanced immune response.

Importance of selenium for brain function?


In molecular biology a selenoprotein is any protein that includes a selenocysteine amino acid residue. Selenocysteine is the 21st proteinogenic amino acid. Selenocysteine exists naturally in all three domains of life, but not in every lineage, as a building block of selenoproteins. 

Brain Picture

Through selenoproteins selenium is involved into the diverse functions of the brain including motor performance, coordination, memory and cognition. A diverse relation of selenium and selenoproteins to the brain metabolism and function may point to their direct involvement into the brain signalling pathways. Selenoproteins seem to be of special importance to the neuronal cells, which utilise γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) as their signaling molecule (GABAergic neurons).

Foods Rich in Selenium include:
Brazil nuts, Fish, Ham, Enriched foods, Pork, Beef, Turkey, Chicken, Cottage cheese, Eggs, Brown rice, Sunflower seeds, Baked beans, Mushrooms, Oatmeal, Spinach, Milk and yogurt, Lentils, Cashews and Bananas.

Science-Based Health Benefits of Selenium include:
Selenium acts as a powerful antioxidant, may reduce your risk of certain cancers, may protect against heart disease, helps prevent mental decline, is important for thyroid health, boosts your immune system and may help reduce asthma symptoms.

Recommended daily amount of Selenium:

  • 9 to 13 years of age 40 mcg
  • Over 14 years 55 mcg

Continue to be conscious and proactive about making sure you are getting this essential mineral in your diet and eating lifestyle!

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