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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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

Study shows link between selenium-deficient diet and paracetamol toxicity

Study shows link between selenium-deficient diet and paracetamol toxicity

Study shows selenium-containing compounds inhibit SARS-CoV-2 replication and assembly

Study shows selenium-containing compounds inhibit SARS-CoV-2 replication and assembly

Antidepressants can potentially prevent depression in people at high risk

Antidepressants can potentially prevent depression in people at high risk

Researchers identify link between COVID-19 cure rate and regional selenium status

Researchers identify link between COVID-19 cure rate and regional selenium status

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