Selenium is a trace mineral which is essential for nutritional purposes.
Selenium is considered an important element for supporting normal thyroid function, protecting cells from oxidative stress and the normal functioning of the immune system.
Selenium is stored in muscle tissue and found in certain food types.
Selenium acts as an antioxidant, which helps to reduce damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals can cause harm to cells.
Selenium has a number of benefits for the body.
Selenium helps the immune system.
It also helps to maintain normal hair and nails.
Selenium also helps with the normal function of the thyroid and contributes to normal spermatogenesis.
Due to its antioxidant benefits, selenium protects cells from oxidative stress.
However, it is important to consult a health professional before taking selenium supplements.
Foods containing selenium include meat, fresh fish and nuts.
For more information on which foods you should eat for a healthy, balanced lifestyle, check out ‘Healthy foods to eat every day’, on our Health Hub.
At Holland & Barrett, there are many selenium supplements with varying prices to choose from.
Our mission is to help you to become your best self in order to live a full life. We believe that by having a balanced diet, taking care of your physical and mental wellbeing, this is achievable.
Some of our products contain other vital vitamins too.
Zinc is a trace mineral, like selenium, which contributes the normal function of the immune system and to normal macronutrient metabolism. Selenium and zinc support to maintain normal hair and nails, and zinc also contributes to the maintenance of normal skin.
Selenium with Vitamin A, C & E is also available at Holland & Barrett.
Vitamin A and C help to support the body’s immune system and Vitamin C and E contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.