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Selen für die Schilddrüse

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Selen für die Schilddrüse

Selen beteiligt sich an vielen Stoffwechselprozessen. Der menschlichen Körper kann Selen nicht selbst produzieren. Aus diesem Grund sollte Selen täglich durch eine gesunde und ausgewogene Ernährung aufgenommen werden. Die Schilddrüse ist das selenreichste Organ des menschlichen Organismus. 

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What happens with a selenium deficiency?

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What happens with a selenium deficiency?

In many cases, a selenium deficiency is also triggered by an incorrect diet. If you eat a diet very low in selenium, the selenium stores in the human body are no longer filled and a selenium deficiency occurs. However, a selenium deficiency can usually be easily controlled. Those who want to eliminate a selenium deficiency quickly and effectively are often advised to take a dietary supplement.

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How much selenium per day is useful?

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How much selenium per day is useful?

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. Here, the recommended amount is 75 micrograms of selenium.

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Does taking selenium have side effects?

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Does taking selenium have side effects?

Many people wonder if taking selenium brings side effects. Selenium is available in the form of selenium capsules and selenium tablets. Side effects of selenium are not known so far. As with any dietary supplement, there are of course exceptional cases where some people feel unwell when taking it.

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What contains a lot of selenium?

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What contains a lot of selenium?

Der Selen Bedarf steigt mit zunehmendem Alter. Generell sollte der Tagesbedarf an Selen laut der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Ernährung (DGE) zwischen ca. 60µg (bei Frauen) und 70µg (bei Männern) liegen. Einen erhöhten Bedarf an Selen haben ältere Menschen, Schwangere, Stillende, Krebspatienten oder Personen mit einer geschwächten Immunabwehr.

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