Selenium is a trace mineral that is nutritionally essential for humans. It is a constituent of more than two dozen selenoproteins that play critical roles in reproduction, thyroid hormone metabolism, DNA synthesis, and protection from oxidative damage and infection.
Selenium’s crucial role in immune system support is that serum levels of this mineral are the single most important nutrient factor accounting for survival in patients with AIDS. Selenium also has been shown to protect humans from the heart-damaging effects of cytomegalovirus. Selenium deficiency allows viruses to mutate into more dangerous pathogens.
Our bodies use Selenium to produce an important enzyme within our cells called glutathione peroxidase that serves as a natural antioxidant.
Glutathione peroxidase works with vitamin E to protect cell membranes from damage caused by free radicals. Selenium ranks with vitamins C, E and A as powerful promoters of immunity.
Selenium supplementation has been found to stimulate the activity of white blood cells - a primary component of the immune system. Selenium is also needed to activate thyroid hormones. Selenium provides protection against a large number of cancers and against a broad spectrum of diseases especially viral infections.
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