Selenium, one of the key nutrients in Immune Support, is an essential trace mineral that benefits certain processes in the body, which includes cognitive performance, the immune system, and fertility. Although you may not have heard much about this little but important mineral, its benefits to the body are far reaching, and we’ve detailed some of them for you below.
- Selenium works as an powerful antioxidant & guards you against oxidative stress
Antioxidants are substances that reduce or prevent cell damage by erradicating free radicals. Selenium combines with other antoixdants to fight oxidative stress. It also combines with other proteins to create selenoproteins such as glutathione peroxidases and thioredoxin reductases which help protect the building blocks your cells (You have over 30 trillion of them) are built from.
- Helps Fight Against Cancer
Selenium enters the nucleus of cells and finds damage. It then connects to protective antioxidants like glutathione and works to repair and reduce damage, which if left uncontrolled can lead to damaged cells replicating.
- Can Boost your Immunity from viruses
Selenium is needed for the proper functioning of the immune system, and can help with preventing the development of viruses.
- Lowers Chance of Heart Disease & Improves Blood Flow
Selenium assists in the blood flow to and from the heart. This trace mineral also helps prevent any type of abnormal blood clotting — blood clots can detach and travel throughout the body, which can be life threatening.
- Regulates Thyroid Function
Selenium is required by the body to help the thyroid gland produce thyroid hormones.
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