Trace Minerals : Selenium

brazil-nutsSelenium is the next trace mineral in our series A to Zinc. This trace mineral really should be a known as a super mineral. Countless studies over decades have shown that optimal intake of this important disease-fighting nutrient can help prevent heart disease, cancer and macular degeneration, slow cellular aging, reduce fat oxidation in the body, inhibit plaque formation in the arteries, and even halt the progress of HIV infection.

Selenium acts as a powerful antioxidant that fights damaging articles in the body known as free radicals, especially when combined with vitamin E. The body doesn’t need much selenium and the RDA for an adult is 55 mcg per day, Continue reading “Trace Minerals : Selenium”

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