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8 January 2014

Selenium in the diet

Selenium is extremely important for the normal development of the human body. This substance should be present in everyone's daily diet. The benefit of selenium is proven by specialists. So, this mineral protects against cancer due to the fact that neutralizes the harmful effects of free radicals. It also protects the body cells from malignant neoplasms. Selenium has a positive effect on immunity. It provides good resistance to many dangerous viruses. Selenium also affects the excretion of heavy metals, which interfere with the normal functioning of the heart and blood vessels. In drugs for the treatment of heart disease must include selenium. This mineral, like iodine, is of great importance for the functioning of the thyroid gland.

Also selenium is able to activate those cells that produce insulin. Thus, selenium is important for the prevention of diabetes mellitus. This substance also helps with hepatitis. Due to the involvement of selenium, the liver cells are renewed. It helps to improve the formation of bile. Selenium is also useful for pregnant women. A small amount of this mineral helps prevent congenital anomalies in the unborn child.

The substance helps to fight skin diseases - various dermatitis, deprive or acne. With a deficiency of selenium in the body, the skin becomes worse and heals longer. Selenium and men are needed for good functioning of the genital organs, since this mineral is a part of the sperm. The normal functioning of the nervous system also depends on selenium. It helps to overcome anxiety, anxiety and heightened emotionality. Selenium makes a person more stress-resistant.

But for the treatment of all the above diseases, one selenium can not be used, it works well only in a complex. Proper intake of drugs with selenium reduces the possibility of the occurrence of certain diseases. It must be remembered that an excess of selenium can damage health. Signs of excess of this mineral are fragility of nails and partial hair loss, poor skin and teeth, disorders of the nervous system and poor performance of the liver and kidneys. Therefore, it is necessary to take into account the rate of consumption of selenium. On the recommendation of the WHO, to support human health, it is necessary to use a small amount of selenium. A child suffices 1 microgram per kilogram of body weight per day, a woman - 55 micrograms, and a man - 70 micrograms.

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