|Applications:||As an impressive antioxidant, selenium works well with vitamin E to
scavenge free radicals, helping to prevent cellular mutation, cancers
and the effects of aging. It is used for premature aging, cardiovascular
disease, sexual dysfunction, menopause and skin ailments.|
|Sources:||Grains, fruits, vegetables. The content in food is wholly dependent on
the selenium content of the soil in which the food was cultivated.
Foods high in selenium include wheat germ, nuts, oats, chard, brown
rice, and bran. Note: Typical American diets are notoriously low in
whole grains and fresh produce. Coupled with selenium-depleted soils, a
selenium deficiency is much more common than one would expect.
|Recommendations:||Look for organic forms which include selenomethionine and yeasts which
are high in selenium.|