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1. 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 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.
2) How can I increase my selenium level?
Once it has been determined by the doctor that the selenium level is too low, one should increase the selenium level. This works by changing your diet to foods rich in selenium or taking supplements. Here, one can choose between selenium capsules and selenium tablets. Both forms are easy to handle and get into the circulation quickly. It is important to have another test at the doctor's after the change in order to detect possible changes in the iron value at an early stage.
3) How can I cover my selenium requirements through food?
Selenium is contained in both animal and plant foods. Good sources of selenium include meat, fish and eggs. In addition, there are cabbage vegetables, lentils and nuts. With a healthy and balanced diet, the daily selenium requirement can usually be well covered by food.
4. selenium in the form of food supplements
Selenium should normally be absorbed daily by the body. The best way, of course, is through a healthy and balanced diet. However, many people find it very difficult to cover their complete vitamin requirements. In this case, selenium should be taken in addition in order to avoid a selenium deficiency. Selenium is commercially available in the form of dietary supplements. It is offered in the form of selenium capsules and selenium tablets. Both forms are easy to use and enter the circulation quickly. However, selenium tablets are sold in pharmacies, which in many cases contain artificial additives or are manufactured overseas. Selenium capsules often contain only the active ingredient in a vegetable cellulose shell and can therefore be produced without fillers. Selenium capsules or selenium tablets should be taken with sufficient liquid (for example water or juice). It does not matter whether selenium is taken before or after a meal. However, if you have a sensitive stomach and cannot take selenium tablets or selenium capsules on an empty stomach, you should eat something beforehand and take the supplements afterwards. In general, it should always be ensured that the product was produced in Germany in order to guarantee a consistently high preparation quality. If you buy a preparation from Germany, you can be sure that the product has also been produced safely and is of high quality.
Vitamineule® Selenium Capsules
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5. conclusion: How much selenium per day is useful?
An adult should take in about 70 micrograms of selenium per day. A selenium-rich diet is a very good way to cover your daily requirement. A selenium deficiency can be remedied by a change in diet. In addition, supplementation of selenium in the form of dietary supplements can be very useful.