Selenium for the thyroid gland

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1. selenium for the thyroid gland

Selenium participates in many metabolic processes. The human body cannot produce selenium by itself. For this reason, selenium should be consumed daily through a healthy and balanced diet. The thyroid gland is the organ of the human organism richest in selenium. It depends on the supply of selenium every day and cannot function properly without it. With the help of selenium, the thyroid hormone thyroxine is converted into the active form T3.

    2. What happens if the amount of selenium is too high?

    If the human organism absorbs a little too much selenium, the excess is excreted through the urine. However, an extremely high amount of selenium can lead to acute selenium poisoning. Consequences of this can be ventricular fibrillation and heart failure. If selenium is taken in high amounts over a very long period of time, symptoms such as hair loss, fatigue, joint pain and diarrhea may develop.

    3. How much selenium should one take daily?

    Men need more selenium than women. According to the German Nutrition Society (DGE), an adult man should take in 70 micrograms of selenium a day. For women it is 60 micrograms. Breastfeeding mothers have a higher requirement in order to supply their child with sufficient selenium through their breast milk. Here the recommended amount is 75 micrograms of selenium. Children under the age of 10 should take about 30 micrograms of selenium a day. For children between 10 and 15 years of age, the daily requirement is already 50 micrograms of selenium. However, these recommended values do not apply to people with an increased selenium requirement due to illness. In general, one should keep in mind that age, weight and size always play a significant role.

    4. selenium in the form of food supplements

    If you want to increase a selenium level that is too low with a dietary supplement, you should definitely pay attention to the form of the active ingredient and its origin. Selenium capsules are particularly suitable for increasing selenium levels. They are very well tolerated and are utilized by the body to a high degree. The preparation should also not contain any chemical additives such as microcrystalline cellulose. If you buy a preparation from Germany, you can be sure that the product has also been produced safely and is of high quality.

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    Vitamineule® Selenium Capsules

    In our online shop you will find our selenium capsules from Vitamineule®, which are completely free of artificial additives. Vitamineule® Selenium Capsules contain 200 µg of pure selenium from mineral rock per capsule. Each can contains 90 capsules. In addition to fast & free shipping, we offer a voluntary six-month return guarantee on all products.

    5. conclusion: selenium for the thyroid gland

    Selenium is essential for the body, especially for the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is the organ richest in selenium in the entire organism. Through a healthy and balanced diet, you can get selenium on a daily basis. In case of deficiency, supplementation of selenium in the form of supplements will help.

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