Selenium Blood Test, from our experts to you.
Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

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What is
selenium?

Selenium is an essential trace element with important functions throughout the body, including aiding the synthesis and metabolism of thyroid hormones, strengthening the immune system, and in DNA synthesis.


Which foods are
rich in selenium?

Selenium is found in many foods but has the highest quantities in Brazil nuts, seafood, kidney, and meat.


What are the symptoms
of a selenium deficiency?

Selenium deficiency symptoms include weakness, dizziness, hair loss, and nausea. Although selenium is needed in your body, exposure to high levels can cause adverse health effects. Toxicity may occur following over-ingestion of supplements/foods or through occupational exposure.


What's included?

Minerals
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Selenium - serum Selenium is a trace mineral that helps to maintain a healthy metabolism in the body. It also strengthens the immune system by increasing antioxidant capabilities which helps the body to defend itself against free radical damage and inflammation. Natural food sources of selenium include brazil nuts, tuna and eggs.

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