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Selenium Calivita Pro Selenium - what it contains and what properties it has.

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Published by Calivita Partner in Minerals · 19 June 2023
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Selenium is essential for the proper functioning of our body, but selenium deficiency is a big problem that particularly affects our region. On the one hand, our staple foods also contain less of this trace element due to the low selenium content in the soil, and on the other hand, we do not consume enough selenium-rich sources (fish, shellfish, heart, liver). In some countries, selenium intake may have been halved in the last 20-30 years, even though this trace element may play a role in preventing many diseases.

Why Selenium is essential for proper thyroid function

Selenium is essential for the functioning of thyroid hormones and their metabolism, and according to several studies, it can even help in the treatment of thyroid diseases. In autoimmune thyroiditis, it can reduce inflammation, improve quality of life, and even help treat or prevent hypothyroidism that occurs during or after pregnancy.

What is the importance of selenium in pregnancy?

Low selenium levels can also worsen your chances of getting pregnant, according to an Italian study that found that sperm from men with low selenium levels had poorer motility and viability, and in women, a correlation was found between low selenium levels and the risk of miscarriage. According to research conducted in England, selenium deficiency can increase the risk of pregnancy poisoning four times.

Selenium and cancer incidence

Previous experience has shown that lower-than-optimal selenium intake increases the incidence of liver, gallbladder and biliary tract cancers, and according to recent research, selenium supplementation may also have a beneficial effect on changes in early-stage cervical cancer.

Women with cervical tissue abnormalities were included in this study. They received a placebo or 200 µg of selenium daily for 6 months. After 6 months in the selenium group, 88% showed improvement compared to only 56% in the placebo group. In addition, other positive changes were observed in the group taking selenium: a decrease in blood sugar and fasting insulin levels, an increase in insulin sensitivity and an increase in HDL (i.e. good) cholesterol.

Selenium and the heart

Selenium-containing proteins play a key antioxidant role not only in the thyroid gland but also in the heart. According to an analysis summarizing the results of 25 studies, selenium levels and the risk of coronary heart disease are linked: with high selenium levels, the risk of heart problems is lower.

Absorbable organic selenium - Calivita Pro Selenium

For the sake of our health, it is worth supplementing selenium if our diet is not enough! What selenium to choose to be sure that it is well absorbed? Calivita's offer includes the Pro Selenium dietary supplement, which contains well-absorbed organic selenium. Pro Selenium contains 50µg of selenium and brewer's yeast. What distinguishes this product is the cGMP quality certificate. The high bioavailability of selenium in the Pro Selenium product is due to the presence of sodium selenite and L-selenomethionine.

Calivita Pro Selenium

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