Selenium is a trace element named after Selene, the Greek Goddess of the Moon.
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Our bodies use Selenium for a wide range of functions. It in important for immunity and works as an antioxidant in the body. If you enjoy having strong hair and nails then adequate selenium is essential.
Selenium is important for both male and female fertility but is particularly linked to the process of spermatogenesis.
Many plant based foods contain selenium including brazil nuts, whole grains, mushrooms, onions, garlic, cabbage and brocolli.
- Normal spermatogenesis
- The protection of cells from oxidative stress
- Normal thyroid function
- Normal function of the immune system
- The maintenance of normal hair and nails
If you want to find whole foods that are a source of Selenium try our Organic Brazil Nuts
Want to know about more nutrients your body needs daily? Tak a look at our focus pages on Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin E, Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Magnesium, Folate, Iron, Copper, Selenium, Manganese, Potassium, Phosphorus, Calcium.