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I was wondering what are the heath benefits of selenium?

I was wondering what are the heath benefits of selenium?

Essential nutrient: I've watched 'pop' claims in which people are told to get as much selenium in the diet as possible, and as little selenium in the diet as possible. It's all made up by the unscrupulous. Eat a sensible balanced diet and this will take care of itself. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Carcillo
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I have high thyroid peroxides antibodies levels & high bilirubin & selenium levels . What does this mean ?

I have high thyroid peroxides antibodies levels & high bilirubin & selenium levels . What does this mean ?

Something not right: A high thyroid antibody level suggests that you are more prone to develop a thyroid disease and other autoimmune diseases but this is not a certainty. The high bilirubin and selenium level is of concerned and one would wonder where the source of selenium is. You need to consult your doctor and perhaps a GI specialist. ...Read more

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Is selenium harmful ? Does it lead to death or any other disorders ?

Is selenium harmful ? Does it lead to death or any other disorders ?

Trace element: You need a certain amount of selenium in your diet, and most people probably do not need to supplement. At various times, the "natural healing" community has taught that "selenium is very good for you" and "selenium is very bad for you." The NIH is pretty good: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Selenium-healthProfessional/#h6 An evidence-based holist can guide you through questions like this. ...Read more

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Then why stopping selenium does BP rise and taking sel. It drops?

Then  why  stopping selenium does  BP  rise  and  taking  sel.  It  drops?

Vasodilator: Selenium deficiency may cause a deficiency in production of vasodilators in the body; a european study suggested this, but what they showed was a very modest difference (about 2 mmhg). ...Read more

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I'm 66, in good health, bought vit. For women 50+. Many ingred. Go way over the dv%; i.E. Selenium is 225mcg, 321% of dv. Is this harmful?

Follow label: As long as you bought the vitamins through a reputable place and you follow the directions, don't take more than recommended amount, you should be ok. ...Read more

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Which selenium shampo should b used for dantruff?Name please

Several: There are several on the market, and they are all efective. Head and shoulders makes a shampoo that is effective and recommended by many drs. ...Read more

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I'm consuming a suplement tablet which contains selenium 100mcg + vit.E 200i.U + vit.C500mg + vit.A 5000i.U every morning. Is it good or too much? Tx

I'm consuming a suplement tablet which contains selenium 100mcg + vit.E 200i.U + vit.C500mg + vit.A 5000i.U every morning. Is it good or too much? Tx

Vitamins can be toxi: The doses you are consuming are probably safe, and helpful. Your only concern is with vitamin a dose. The vitamin dose must be added to your food content. Some people eat a lot of vit-a, and take extra zinc, which causes vitamin a to be formed. Check a level of a after supplementing for two months, compare it to your baseline level. If the elevation of the vit-a is rapid, then reduce daily dose, . ...Read more

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Is this a possible side effect of selenium?

Is this a possible side effect of selenium?

What is the problem?: I do not know what side-effect you may be talking about. Rephrase yyour question and re--ask it! ...Read more

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Could selenium increase dopamine levels?

Could selenium increase dopamine levels?

No: It's got antioxidant properties as a free radical scavenger though. So it's theoretically neuroprotective. This may slow down the loss of dopamine producing neurons ...Read more