Selenium Mineral Products
Selenium is an essential trace mineral that plays an important role in a number of physiological processes in the body. Selenium has been shown to support the immune system by promoting the production of killer T-cells (a type of white blood cell), which engulf and destroy harmful foreign substances that enter the body and could otherwise cause disease and infection. Selenium works in close conjunction with vitamin E as an antioxidant to prevent the formation of free radicals which can weaken and damage cells in every organ system.
In addition, research has shown that Selenium is an essential component of the thyroid gland’s functions, helping to regulate the amount of the thyroid hormone T3 that is produced within the body – without selenium the T3 hormone cannot be produced. It is believed that good Selenium intake can help to prevent hair loss and promote shiny hair and healthy nail growth.