First and foremost, selenium supports the body in the detoxification of heavy metals. Thereby it contributes to the reduction of body fat. Through our diet, the body absorbs heavy metals in the form of mercury, lead and cadmium. However, these can make you ill in too high a dose. These metals are generally stored in our fat cells. That means the more body fat one has, the more metal stored by the body. Thus, more heavy metals are automatically released or discharged if someone quickly loses a lot of body fat. As a protective mechanism, the body stops the release of heavy metals into the blood to protect it from poisoning. This causes body fat to be broken down far slower. This process is counteracted by providing the body with sufficient selenium. Only then will the toxic substances be transported from the body and weight reduction be boosted. Furthermore, selenium, as a component of enzymes, is involved in a variety of other important metabolic functions in the human body. Selenium contributes to the maintenance of normal hair, maintenance of normal nails, normal function of the immune system and normal thyroid function.
Men also need more selenium than women because selenium also helps protect cells from oxidative stress, as men have a higher tendency for heart attacks than women, it is essential for men to consume enough selenium on a daily basis and selenium also contributes to a normal sperm production.
- Conservation of hair, nails
- Immune system
- Thyroid function
- Sperm production