Trace mineral found in nuts, grains, sea food and much less in other animal based products.
Who is in greater risk for zinc deficiency?
• 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