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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Inexpensive daily diet supplementation in pregnancy can reduce complications at birth, study shows

Inexpensive daily diet supplementation in pregnancy can reduce complications at birth, study shows

Study finds promising new treatment for patients with behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia

Study finds promising new treatment for patients with behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia

Dietary influences on long COVID in children

Dietary influences on long COVID in children

Durable selenium nanoparticle fabrics with antiviral and antibacterial properties

Durable selenium nanoparticle fabrics with antiviral and antibacterial properties

Selenium could boost learning and memory in aging brains

Selenium could boost learning and memory in aging brains

Effects of multi-nutrient supplementation on COVID-19 severity in elderly patients

Effects of multi-nutrient supplementation on COVID-19 severity in elderly patients

Mediterranean diet linked to lower mortality in adults over 65

Mediterranean diet linked to lower mortality in adults over 65

Exploring the importance of selenium in COVID-19 patients

Exploring the importance of selenium in COVID-19 patients

Exploring the Mediterranean diet as a potential strategy against SARS-CoV-2

Exploring the Mediterranean diet as a potential strategy against SARS-CoV-2

Study shows risk of MIS-C post mRNA vaccination against COVID-19 in children with autoimmune complications

Study shows risk of MIS-C post mRNA vaccination against COVID-19 in children with autoimmune complications

In utero exposure to high levels of manganese, selenium may protect children from high blood pressure

In utero exposure to high levels of manganese, selenium may protect children from high blood pressure

Can antioxidants help manage neurological complications in COVID-19?

Can antioxidants help manage neurological complications in COVID-19?

Which vitamins and minerals help with COVID?

Which vitamins and minerals help with COVID?

Low iodine levels in women increase risk of impaired fetal intellectual development in pregnancy

Low iodine levels in women increase risk of impaired fetal intellectual development in pregnancy

Researchers aim to better understand clinical features associated with COVID-19 mortality

Researchers aim to better understand clinical features associated with COVID-19 mortality

The FDA seeks a new way to review old drugs without causing prices to soar

The FDA seeks a new way to review old drugs without causing prices to soar

Mice study provides insight into the beneficial effects of selenium supplementation

Mice study provides insight into the beneficial effects of selenium supplementation

Study targets main protease of SARS-CoV-2 involved in viral replication

Study targets main protease of SARS-CoV-2 involved in viral replication

Study identifies another reason to add mushrooms to American diet

Study identifies another reason to add mushrooms to American diet

Adding mushrooms to diet increases the intake of micronutrients

Adding mushrooms to diet increases the intake of micronutrients