AdvaCare is a GMP manufacturer of Selenium capsules.
Selenium is a mineral found in the soil. It naturally appears in water and some foods. While people only need a very small amount, selenium plays a key role in the metabolism. It is a vital trace mineral found in the human body. Selenium has a lot of antioxidant properties. Antioxidants protect cells from damage.
Natural food sources of selenium include nuts, eggs, liver, tuna, cod, and seeds. It also appears naturally in water. Those with certain conditions such as HIV, Crohns disease, and other disorders are more likely to have a selenium deficiency. The benefits of selenium are numerous and are detailed as follows:
Selenium is an antioxidant that can fight free radical damage and therefore aging. It works synergistically with antioxidants such as vitamin E and is important in processes to fight oxidative degradation of cells and protect against DNA mutation and disease. Likewise, it helps to boost the immunity and has even been shown in studies to help slow the progression of HIV into AIDS.
By fighting inflammation and increasing blood flow, selenium can benefit heart health. It helps to prevent heart disease and helps with improving blood flow. Selenium has benefits to the thyroid, by producing reactive oxygen in the gland and protecting from antibodies that create disease. It has also been shown to reduce the symptoms of Asthma and to boost fertility by increasing blood flow and proper sperm motility. It may even help dandruff, and reduce the symptoms of arthritis.
Take selenium in moderation. A recommended upper limit approximation for selenium is 400mg a day for adults. The side effects and symptoms of selenium overdose include bad breath, fever, nausea, and in severe cases, liver complications and kidney or heart problems. Selenium may interact with other drugs.