Supplement Database: Selenium

Selenium Explained

What is Selenium?

A naturally occurring compound found in meat and fish, often used as a supplement to enhance athletic performance.

Benefits of Selenium

Protects cells from oxidative damage and supports immune function; regulates thyroid hormone metabolism and synthesis; may reduce the risk of certain cancers.

Drawbacks of Selenium?

Deficiency is rare but can impair immune function and thyroid health; excessive intake may cause selenium toxicity, leading to hair loss, nausea, or neurological symptoms.