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    Old 05-26-2009, 07:00 AM   #1
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    Selenium - how much to take? 100 or 200 mcgs?

    I just did a search thru some of the posts on this site and couldn't find an answer to my question. There were 100's of threads and posts and i just don't have the strength or energy to go thru them all.

    So, can anyone help with that?

    I did find a website that said that too much selenium can do harm too as it can depress T3.

    Another site said that 400 mcg is the most you should take.

    So, for now i'm going to start on 100 mcg until such time as i hear from you all.

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    Old 05-26-2009, 11:17 AM   #2
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    Re: Selenium - how much to take? 100 or 200 mcgs?

    Like you I've read a lot of conflicting info about selenium and it's one mineral I'm really careful with. Too little is no good and too much is no good. It's like being stuck between a rock and a hard place. I have read several times that selenium helps convert T4 to T3 and although I have a conversion problem I'm still hesitant to take much selenium as too much causes the dreaded hair loss. Selenium is in my multi and it's in a lot of foods. The most I do with additional selenium is every couple of days I take a 50 mcg.

     
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    Re: Selenium - how much to take? 100 or 200 mcgs?

    My multi has 200 mcg. so that must not be too much for anyone to take all the time. Since you are taking it to reduce TPO antibodies, I would take 200 mcg.

     
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    Re: Selenium - how much to take? 100 or 200 mcgs?

    Thanks much for your responses. That helps.
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