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Over 80% of Brits are Selenium deficient and it’s costing us dearly!

Over 80% of Brits are Selenium deficient and it’s costing us dearly!

In the last 60 years selenium has been washed out of most soils and we are getting much lower amounts (about 20%) than our body needs.


Selenium deficiency increases the aging process:

A lack of selenium increases the aging process. People who exercise a lot increase their selenium excretion


How much do we need daily? About 200mcg of food Selenium


Heart disease: Selenium has been shown to reduce several types of heart diseases including heart attacks.


Infections: Optimum selenium helps to prevent viral and bacterial infections


Bones and Joints: Selenium helps prevent and reduce Rheumatoid and Osteo Arthritis and sufferers are nearly always low in selenium.


Hair and Skin benefits: Selenium improves the condition of hair, reducing brittle hair. It improves the texture and health of skin and can improve dermatitis and eczema.


Nervous System: It improves our learning ability and our mood. People who suffer poor memory, anxiety and confusion are often low in selenium


Eyesight: Selenium helps to prevent cataracts and helps to prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration


Some factors that increase Harmful Free Radicals and deplete our selenium reserves:

-  Alcohol


-  Tobacco smoking


-  Tooth fillings – due to the mercury content of fillings


-  High Stress levels


-  Prolonged exercise


-  Simple sugars such as glucose, fructose, sucrose and corn syrups


-  Air conditioning, surprisingly, can causes the production of harmful free radicals


-  A high intake of dietary fats


-  Using aluminium for cooking


-  Using antiperspirants – most contain aluminium


Beware cheap Selenium Supplements: Many forms of selenium are ineffective, in fact some actually contribute to lowering the immune system. Only take the Foodstate form



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