Information About Selenium

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Selenium

Posted by The MAB Team on 7/6/2011 to Vitamins
An essential chemical element found in the body. Selenium is best known for its ability to neutralize free radicals in the body. This antioxidant, especially when combined with vitamin E scavenge the body, collecting free radicals and prevents damage to cell membranes and DNA.

This powerhouse antioxidant is suggested to reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease, while relieving arthritis and chronic pain.

Selenium is essential for normal sperm production. It prevents oxidation of the sperm cell, increasing counts, motility and integrity of the sperm. Selenium is crucial for sperm formation and testosterone production in men. Without selenium, sperm will lack the tail needed to make it to the uterus. Low sperm counts have been shown to be associated with low selenium levels.

For mom, low levels of selenium have been linked to birth defects and miscarriage. Selenoproteins are the antioxidants used to attack the free radicals. This prevents any chromosome damage and breakage.

Be careful though too much selenium could be toxic; make sure your getting the recommended daily intake. Up to 100mg a day is safe. Products like Fertile Aid, contains 100% of your recommended daily intake.

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