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Selenium for the protection of our body

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Selenium for the protection of our body

Selenium is a vital trace element. It must be ingested daily through food, since the human body cannot produce selenium itself.

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Selenium and iodine for the prevention of thyroid disease

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Selenium and iodine for the prevention of thyroid disease

The trace elements iodine and selenium are particularly essential for the human organism. They prevent thyroid diseases, stimulate energy metabolism and support brain function.

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Should zinc be taken together with selenium?

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Should zinc be taken together with selenium?

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.

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Causes of selenium deficiency

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Causes of selenium deficiency

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.

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Selenium for the thyroid gland

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Selenium for the thyroid gland

Selenium participates in many metabolic processes. The human body cannot produce selenium 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.

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