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Old 03-27-2007, 06:28 PM   #1
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Selenium TOO Low

I've been told my Selenium levels are too low. How is this significant? What can this cause? I have SLE but have been hurting more, more tired, more weak...could this be why?
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Old 03-30-2007, 02:57 PM   #2
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Re: Selenium TOO Low

You have to kinda watch Selenium as its need but in small amounts only as it can be toxic if abused. Its mainly a Glutathione and anti oxidant producer especially with Cancer(s). About 100 mcg a day is the RDA and i wouldn't go over that. The highest food source is Brazil Nuts as they super high in this mineral and no other food comes close so add these Brazil Nuts daily and your levels should be fine.
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Old 03-31-2007, 12:44 AM   #3
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You have to kinda watch Selenium as its need but in small amounts only as it can be toxic if abused. Its mainly a Glutathione and anti oxidant producer especially with Cancer(s). About 100 mcg a day is the RDA and i wouldn't go over that. The highest food source is Brazil Nuts as they super high in this mineral and no other food comes close so add these Brazil Nuts daily and your levels should be fine.
Yea, but what can it cause if too low?
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Old 03-31-2007, 08:10 AM   #4
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What is SLE?? If low on selenium then at a high risk for certain Cancers.

Second thing you mentioned was your energy levels...well selenium works with Iodine to produce Thyroxine in the Thyroid so if too low then your Thyroid might be down regulated and hence your low energy levels. Ask your Doctor about your Thyroid if he/she hasn't mentioned that to you....
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What is SLE?? If low on selenium then at a high risk for certain Cancers.

Second thing you mentioned was your energy levels...well selenium works with Iodine to produce Thyroxine in the Thyroid so if too low then your Thyroid might be down regulated and hence your low energy levels. Ask your Doctor about your Thyroid if he/she hasn't mentioned that to you....
Hmmm....interesting. I'll look into that. SLE is lupus...the systemic kind.
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Old 03-31-2007, 11:09 AM   #6
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Re: Selenium TOO Low

I read years ago about the benefits of Selenium and have been taking a supplement (200mcg) for at least 5 years. However, this amount plus what I receive in food may be too high. I'm now taking it every 2 - 3 days. Recommended amount is 70mcg daily. The capsules all come in 200mcg and for some reason not lower. Foods high in selenium are mushrooms, cod, shrimp, salmon, snapper, oats, barley, eggs & turkey. All natural is best but I don't always have each day foods high in selenium. Conflicting reports as to whether its good for the prevention of heart disease.

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I read years ago about the benefits of Selenium and have been taking a supplement (200mcg) for at least 5 years. However, this amount plus what I receive in food may be too high. I'm now taking it every 2 - 3 days. Recommended amount is 70mcg daily. The capsules all come in 200mcg and for some reason not lower. Foods high in selenium are mushrooms, cod, shrimp, salmon, snapper, oats, barley, eggs & turkey. All natural is best but I don't always have each day foods high in selenium. Conflicting reports as to whether its good for the prevention of heart disease.
OK...people seem to be misunderstanding. I don't want to know what to do if it's too low. I want to know what kinds of problems it can cause.

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Old 04-02-2007, 09:06 PM   #8
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From one website I found that people with aids tend to be depleted in selenuim (not that it is CAUSED by low selenuim). Limited research has shown an association between heart disease and depleted levels of selenium. It also said that defecient selenium levels gives you an increased risk of developing certain types of rheumatoid arthritis.

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From one website I found that people with aids tend to be depleted in selenuim (not that it is CAUSED by low selenuim). Limited research has shown an association between heart disease and depleted levels of selenium. It also said that defecient selenium levels gives you an increased risk of developing certain types of rheumatoid arthritis.

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Hmmm....interesting. I know I don't have AIDs, but the other stuff is definitely interesting.

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Old 04-07-2007, 09:12 PM   #10
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increase in oxidative damage, depressed immunity, vaorious other vauge symptoms.

twinlab daily one is a great mltivitamin that has 200mcg of selenium, give it a go!

 
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increase in oxidative damage, depressed immunity, vaorious other vauge symptoms.

twinlab daily one is a great mltivitamin that has 200mcg of selenium, give it a go!
Does that mean it could exaggerate health conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus...?

Thanks! I'll look into it.
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