So yesterday we spoke of the trace mineral called "molybdenum".
Today we talk about a very close relationship called "selenium"
"Selenium" is also an essential trace element and is necessary for a healthy "liver". And as we know, the liver is part of our detoxification process. Meaning elimination of toxins and waste from the body so illness and disease can't harbor.
Now, another attribute, is that "selenium" can improve mood by "reducing inflammation" in the body. Therefore "selenium" is good for disorders such as "anxiety".
"Selenium" is also a powerful antioxidant which helps "prevent" cell damage. And a real biggie on this one . . . this little mineral is an "anti-carcinogenic" which helps to "prevent" cancer from developing.
So we can clearly see just how important this mineral is to optimal health!
Okay . . . so just when you think things couldn't get any "better" . . .
"Selenium" also plays a critical role in metabolism and is involved in the biochemical pathway that produces "thyroid hormones", thus protecting "thyroid" function. It helps protect the body from damage caused by oxidative stress, it boost the "immune system", slows age-related mental decline and even reduces the risk of heart disease. "Selenium" also aids in weight and body fat reduction.
Okay . . . let's slow it on down . . . . don't go running out there to purchase yourself some "selenium". And this is the reason why . . .
We as consumers . . . take way too many over-the-counter supplements that aren't "compliant". And as I've stated in many previous Health Tips . . . most of the supplements we take have hidden elements like fillers of wood pulp and carcinogens that are detrimental to our health.