While Selenium is one of the lesser known minerals, it is a crucial nutrient for everyone’s health.
Selenium is an essential mineral, meaning it does not occur naturally in our body and must be obtained through diet. It plays an important role in how the thyroid functions and on our overall health.
The thyroid has the highest concentration of selenium in the body and low levels of selenium are associated with thyroid disease. Selenium plays a major role in the thyroid gland’s ability to produce the thyroid hormone, which are important in regulation of our immune system, our metabolism, and our growth and development. While more research is needed, initial studies have shown that increased daily intake of selenium can result in lowered thyroid antibodies and decreased hypothyroid symptoms.
Other studies have associated high blood levels of selenium with improved immune response and selenium deficiency with increased damage to immune cells. Besides being so important to the thyroid, selenium supports the production and synthesis of our DNA, and is natural antioxidant that helps protect our immune system from oxidative stress that can lead to premature aging and chronic health problems, like heart disease and cancer.
Selenium is naturally found in some foods like oysters, halibut, sardines, eggs, sunflower seeds, and shitake mushrooms. It can also be added to foods during the production process to fortify them, or it can be taken as a dietary supplement.
Just one serving of Protea True Nutrition VePRO has 30% of the recommended daily intake of selenium to help support healthy thyroid function. VePRO also contains Protea’s organic superfood blend, which full of antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals often lacking in a plant-based diet. All Protea True Nutrition products are gluten free, vegan friendly and cruelty free, and contain no GMOs, no artificial colors or flavors, and no preservatives.
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