Zinc and selenium are among the most important trace elements and should be consumed through a healthy and balanced diet. Both trace elements are essential for maintaining a healthy immune system and protecting the body.
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 an increased requirement in order to supply their child with sufficient selenium through their breast milk.