Category Archives: Selenium

Selenium: Brain Friendly Nutrient

When selenium levels drop, the brain is preferentially supplied with any spare selenium. Further, as selenium levels drop in the brain it is known that certain neurotransmitters have their synthesis rates affected. This has lead to speculation that selenium is … Continue reading

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Selenium Improves Mood in Human Subject

Selenium is an essential mineral. One of the main roles played by selenium in human metabolism is as a cofactor for the antioxidant enzyme glutathione peroxidase. Low levels of selenium decrease the activity of glutathione peroxidase, and this decreases the … Continue reading

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Selenium and Mood

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Selenium Monotherapy for Anxiety or Depression?

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Selenium Deficiency a Cause of Depression?

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Multivitamins Work: More Evidence

A large body of evidence suggests that nutrient deficiencies are widespread amongst Western living populations. This relates largely to the poor quality of the Western diet and the lack of high quality micronutrient dense foods in the diets of most … Continue reading

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Antioxidant Supplements

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Variation in Selenium Metabolism: Trimethylselenium Producers

The governmental recommended intake for vitamins and minerals is based on the requirements that will satisfy the needs of the majority of the population. This is based on statistical calculations of the standard deviations of mean requirement. Therefore the recommended … Continue reading

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Selenium Bioavailability: Can Selenium Inhibit Mercury Absorption?

Selenium is an important trace mineral in human nutrition. An outright deficiency of selenium leads to the formation of Kashin-Beck syndrome and Keshan disease, but such deficiency diseases are rare worldwide. However, chronic low intakes of selenium, above the threshold … Continue reading

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Selenium In Food

Selenium is an essential nutrient in human nutrition. A daily intake of selenium is therefore required in order for health to be maintained. A number of foods contain selenium, but the content of the food is dependent on the growing … Continue reading

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