Why Taking Selenium is a Great Idea

Do you take selenium?  If not, maybe you should start.

Selenium is a mineral which is also a potent antioxidant and has very impressive anti-aging properties.  It also has a preventative effect on several different kinds of tumors.  One study found that men who took a daily dose of 200 mcg of selenium over a ten year period had half the risk of developing lung, prostate, and colorectal cancer when compared with men who did not take the supplement.

Selenium also works with vitamin E to maintain a healthy heart and liver.  When combined with vitamin E and zinc, it can also help to improve symptoms of an enlarged prostate.  Selenium has also been shown to have a protective effect on the liver in people with alcoholic cirrhosis.

Research has also shown that selenium increases survival of AIDS patients by increasing red and white blood cell counts.

Selenium deficiency is linked to both cancer and heart disease, as well as exhaustion, high cholesterol, and impaired cognitive function.