Selenium

Selenium is a trace mineral that is essential to good health but required only in small amounts. Selenium is incorporated into proteins to make selenoproteins, which are important antioxidant enzymes.
What is Selenium?

Selenium is an essential trace element used in the proteins of many living organisms. The varied use of selenium in different organisms can be used to study evolution. The versatility of selenium also allows it to be used in medical research and treatment.

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How to boost your immune system to fight coronavirus

How to boost your immune system to fight coronavirus

Study: Antioxidant supplements do not improve semen quality among men with infertility

Study: Antioxidant supplements do not improve semen quality among men with infertility

Omega 3 supplements do not protect against cancer, research finds

Omega 3 supplements do not protect against cancer, research finds

Eating meat linked to poorer health

Eating meat linked to poorer health

Fish oil supplements could benefit testicular function in healthy men finds study

Fish oil supplements could benefit testicular function in healthy men finds study

Trace metals in Leatherback turtle eggs could pose health risks to consumers

Trace metals in Leatherback turtle eggs could pose health risks to consumers

Researchers turn to older treatment methods for new health challenges

Researchers turn to older treatment methods for new health challenges

Depression in middle and older adulthood associated with nutrition

Depression in middle and older adulthood associated with nutrition

'Junk food' diet can lead to blindness

'Junk food' diet can lead to blindness

Nutritional supplements offer no protection against cardiovascular diseases, say researchers

Nutritional supplements offer no protection against cardiovascular diseases, say researchers

Adequate consumption of milk and dairy products can help prevent chronic diseases

Adequate consumption of milk and dairy products can help prevent chronic diseases

Scientists develop small fluorophores for tracking metabolites in living cells

Scientists develop small fluorophores for tracking metabolites in living cells

$2.7 million grant supports UIC researchers to study role of arsenic in development of diabetes

$2.7 million grant supports UIC researchers to study role of arsenic in development of diabetes

Multivitamins do not help stave off depression but lifestyle coaching may work

Multivitamins do not help stave off depression but lifestyle coaching may work

Daily consumption of nutritional supplements does not prevent depression

Daily consumption of nutritional supplements does not prevent depression

Researchers examine benefits of oral supplement for patients with thyroid eye disease

Researchers examine benefits of oral supplement for patients with thyroid eye disease

Study reveals urban and rural differences in prenatal exposure to essential and toxic elements

Study reveals urban and rural differences in prenatal exposure to essential and toxic elements

Certain dietary supplements can have beneficial effect on sperm quality, study suggests

Certain dietary supplements can have beneficial effect on sperm quality, study suggests

Study of two indigenous populations reveals how diet affects health and well-being

Study of two indigenous populations reveals how diet affects health and well-being

Quantum dot-based FISH method enhances cell imaging

Quantum dot-based FISH method enhances cell imaging