SELENIUM

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Trace mineral found in nuts, grains, sea food and much less in other animal based products.

Who is in greater risk for zinc deficiency?

• Smokers
• Older adults
• Individuals with hypothyroidism

The role of selenium:
• Antioxidant function
• Proper function of the thyroid gland
• Aids in DNA synthesis
• Supports fertility
• Supports strong hair and nails
• Proper wound healing
• Supports immune function

Selenium deficiency may result in:
• Impaired fertility in men
• Impaired iodine metabolism
• Fatigue