SELENIUM: Antioxidants protect cells from damage.

Selenium and vitamin E are synergistic and the two together are stronger than the sum of the equal parts.

  • Selenium slows down ageing and hardening of tissues through oxidation. Males seem to have a greater need for this mineral.
  • Nearly half of the total supply in the body is concentrated in the testicles and in the seminal ducts adjacent to the prostate gland.
  • Selenium is useful in keeping youthful elasticity in tissues. It alleviates hot flushes and menopausal distress.
  • It also helps in the prevention and treatment of dandruff.
  • This mineral is found in Brewer’s yeast, garlic,onions, tomatoes, eggs, milk and sea food.
  • There is no official dietary allowance for Selenium but, 50 to 100 mcg. is considered adequate.
  • Deficiency of this mineral can cause premature loss of stamina.

CATHERINE SHALINI RAJA
M.P.T.,MIAP.,PGDYN
CARDIO RESPIRATORY PHYSICAL THERAPIST
FITNESS & SPORTS REHABILITATION SPECIALIST.

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