Questions, wishes or suggestions? Just contact us by email or on Facebook.
1. where is selenium found?
Selenium is found in plant and animal foods. Selenium in large quantities is mainly found in products of animal origin. The selenium content in plant foods varies greatly depending on the soil. Especially the soils in Europe are very low in selenium. For this reason, vegans and vegetarians often have the problem of suffering from a selenium deficiency. The supplementation of selenium in the form of food supplements can be very helpful.
2 What is selenium?
- Selenium is an essential trace element
- Selenium plays a major role in the production of thyroid hormones
- Animal foods are among the best sources of selenium
- Selenium protects the body from cell damage
3. what is the daily requirement of selenium?
Selenium requirements increase with age. In general, the daily requirement of selenium should be between approx. 60µg (for women) and 70µg (for men) according to the German Nutrition Society (DGE). Elderly people, pregnant women, nursing mothers, cancer patients or people with a weakened immune system have an increased need for selenium. In the case of selenium, an undersupply can be just as dangerous as an oversupply, but if you do not exceed the recommended dosage, taking dietary supplements makes a lot of sense.
4. selenium in the form of food supplements
Selenium should normally be absorbed by the body on a daily basis. The best way to do this, 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
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: where is selenium contained?
Selenium is found in animal and plant foods. Larger amounts are found in animal products. For this reason, vegans and vegetarians more often suffer from a selenium deficiency. Selenium supplementation can be very helpful in this case. Here you can choose between capsules and tablets.