How to Spot the Warning Signs of Selenium Deficiency and What to Do about It

By |2019-08-12T13:36:36+03:00March 25th, 2016|Categories: Diseases and Conditions, Food and Nutrition, Health & Wellness|Tags: , , , |

Selenium is a naturally occurring essential trace element found in soil, rocks, plants and water. Its main roles within the body are to promote immune system function and thyroid hormone metabolism [1]. Selenium Deficiency While selenium deficiency is generally unheard of in healthy individuals, studies are showing intake is decreasing in many parts of the world. The problem with selenium is the content in your food can vary drastically depending on geographical factors such as soil concentration [1]. In the UK for example, meat contains lower