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Dr. Joseph Carcillo
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Selenium (Definition)

Selenium sulfide ...Read more


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What are the heath benefits of taking selenium?

What are the heath benefits of taking selenium?

Here are just: A few ways that selenium benefits your body:
Acts as an Antioxidant & Defends Against Oxidative Stress.. ..
Helps Defend Against Cancer.. ..
Boosts Immunity.. ..
Improves Blood Flow & Lowers Chance of Heart Disease.. ..
Regulates Thyroid Function.. ..
Increases Longevity.. ..
Helps Reduce Asthma Symptoms.. ..
Can Help Boost Fertility. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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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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

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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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Does taking selenium pills heals gastritis?

Does taking selenium pills heals gastritis?

Not necessarily: Data for selenium pills is not favorable at all. The meds we know heal gastritis are Proton Pump Inhibitors like nexium, (esomeprazole) Prilosec, Prevacid, etc. But the key is to avoid foods and irritants that keep leading to higher acid levels-tomato based products, vinegar, citrus, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolate, spearmint/peppermint, spicy foods, hot temp foods. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what number of brazil nuts should I have a day for selenium?

Can you tell me what number of brazil nuts should I have a day for selenium?

Whoa: Selenium is widely distributed in your diet and if you eat estra brazil nuts to meet a quota, you'll end up eating more of a lot else that you don't need. Ask your physician or a good dietician if you're concerned about micronutrient deficiency, and consider a mineral supplement. ...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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Can selenium affect warfarin?

Can selenium affect warfarin?

Unlikely: I am not aware of any significant interaction between selenium and warfarin. ...Read more

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Is selenium supplement good fr the body?

Is selenium supplement good fr the body?

Yes: This mineral has anti-inflammatory properties which slows down aging and protect one from sun-induced skin cancer. The best sources of selenium are nuts, dairy, fish and meat. Brazilian nuts are very popular sources of selenium. ...Read more

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What is selenium deficiency is associated with?

Keshan disease: Under Mao's tyranny, a bureaucrat's failure to add selenium to fertilizer caused widespread deficiency. Most deaths were due to increased susceptibility to viral myocarditis. Thousands of people perished. There is an obviously false claim from an 'independent thinker' that selenium deficiency cuases cystic fibrosis; this has bitterly disappointed many sufferers. ...Read more

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Hi can I take the vitamin selenium with throyxine?

Sure: Selenium is a mineral that is considered a trace element that is used by the thyroid gland in active thyroid hormone production. No more than 200mcg 2-3 times a day should be taken. That is less than one milligram a day. However, more than just Selenium alone is needed to ensure healthy thyroid gland function. It always helps to have a full thyroid function lab panel checked on a regular basis. ...Read more