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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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

Healthy diet plays vital role in warding off COVID-19

Healthy diet plays vital role in warding off COVID-19

Immunonutrition may improve COVID-19 patients' recovery

Immunonutrition may improve COVID-19 patients' recovery

FDA expands approved indication for influenza treatment to include post-exposure prevention

FDA expands approved indication for influenza treatment to include post-exposure prevention

Readers and tweeters shed light on vaccine trials and bias in health care

Readers and tweeters shed light on vaccine trials and bias in health care

Nutritional status may impact susceptibility to COVID-19, study says

Nutritional status may impact susceptibility to COVID-19, study says

Nanoparticle SARS-CoV-2 model could potentially speed the search for drugs

Nanoparticle SARS-CoV-2 model could potentially speed the search for drugs

Scientists find promising drug candidates for treatment of motor neurone disease

Scientists find promising drug candidates for treatment of motor neurone disease

Study examines the effect of low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet on older adults

Study examines the effect of low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet on older adults

Multivitamin, mineral supplements may bolster the immune system of older adults

Multivitamin, mineral supplements may bolster the immune system of older adults

High concentrations of toxic pollutants were detected in stranded whales, dolphins

High concentrations of toxic pollutants were detected in stranded whales, dolphins