Selenium - Mother Earth Minerals
Element #34 on the Periodic Table, Selenium (Se) is an amorphous, crystalline, typically reddish-brown metal. Selenium is an extremely important trace mineral, but in large concentrations can be extremely toxic to cells and tissues. In angstrom-sized suspension, Selenium helps the cell produce Vitamin E, and works in harmony with Vitamin E as a most effective free radical scavenger making it a very important anti-oxidant element. Scientists in Brussels found that taking 100 mcgs. of selenium daily improved overall immune system functions by a whopping 80%. They found that the body uses selenium to produce a substance called glutifying peroxidaze - an enzyme used by the body to detoxify fats, thereby increasing immunity. Selenium deficiency may be linked to the following conditions: anemia, age spots, liver spots, fatigue, muscular weakness, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis, multiple sclerosis, irregular heartbeat, cirrhosis of the liver, Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS), Parkinson's Disease, infertility, low birth weight, high infant mortality, and SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Links have also been shown to cancer, AIDS, HIV, and Sickle Cell Anemia.