Element #34 on the Periodic Table, Selenium is a trace mineral that is essential to good health but required only in small amounts.
The antioxidant properties of selenium help prevent cellular damage from free radicals. It has also been known to help regulate thyroid function and play a role in the immune system. 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, Crohn’s disease, 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.
Major benefits of selenium have been found to promote normal body growth,
Improve the immune system against bacterial and viral infections,
Helps to protect against cancer cells and herpes virus, cold sores, and shingles.
It will also help to increase the HDL cholesterol to LDL cholesterol for a healthy heart.
Selenium has also been found to Aid in the regulation of the thyroid hormones by acting as a "mediator" between the 2 thyroid hormones… turning the inactive T4 hormone into an active T3 hormone.
Some research even states that it can help in the production of sperm where infertility in men is a problem.
The Minerals should be placed under the tongue (sublingually) and 1 minute should pass before the individual swallows. We recommend waiting 30 seconds to a minute before taking another mineral. This allows maximum absorption into the bloodstream and the cells.