Primarily, selenium supports the body in detoxifying heavy metals. This helps to reduce body fat. The body absorbs heavy metals in the form of mercury, lead and cadmium from our food. However, in too high doses these can lead to diseases. These metals are mainly stored in our fat cells. Therefore, the more body fat there is, the more metals the body stores. This means that more heavy metals are automatically released or removed when 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 means that body fat is also reduced much more slowly. This process is counteracted by providing the body with sufficient selenium. This is the only way to transport the toxic substances out of the body and boost weight loss. 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 are known to be more likely to have a heart attack than women, it is essential that men consume enough selenium every day. Selenium also contributes to normal sperm formation.
- Conservation of hair, nails
- Immune system
- Thyroid function
- Sperm production